Employment Relations Podcast #10 – What tools does your business have in its kit to deal with COVID-19 and beyond?


Authors: Emily Haar, Tim Capelin

Service: Employment & Labour | Employment Relations Podcast | Work Health & Safety

In Episode 10 of our Employment Law for the Time Poor podcast, Tim Capelin and Emily Haar discuss how businesses can use the current goodwill and cooperative spirit in workplaces to help implement innovation and other workplace change, both now and after we emerge on the other side of the COVID-19 crisis.

Things are moving rapidly, and employers need to be prepared for how they will exit “hibernation”, bringing their employees with them into the new-normal.

Tim and Emily consider what enterprise bargaining might look like, whether working from home might become the norm, and the issues that may arise during the transition from stand-down to back-up-and-running. The best tool an employer may have, may not be a legal tool, but instead a cultural tool. How that is wielded may prove vital to emerging from the crisis as unscathed as possible.

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