Navigating employee leave types: An open Q&A with an employment lawyer
Many have continued to endure significant lifestyle changes over the course of the pandemic. Whether it be welcoming a new member of their family, falling ill, or needing undisclosed personal time off, ensuring your employees and your business covers their bases can be overwhelming without access to an employment lawyer. That’s why we’re partnering with My Friendly Lawyer to give you that opportunity. Learn how to navigate employee leave types from Matthew Wise, an employment lawyer and Partner with Macdonald Sager Manis LLP, and get tips on implementing internal policies from Andrea Bartlett, Director of HR at Humi.
By the end of this webinar, you will:
- Understand the differences between employee leave types
- Learn when your employees are eligible for Employment Insurance (EI)
- Better understand your rights and responsibilities as an employer under the Ontario Employment Standards Act (ESA)
- Learn from an HR expert about how to best implement extended leave policies
- Feel confident navigating extended leaves with your employees
Matthew Wise is a partner in the litigation department at Macdonald Sager Manis LLP and one of the lawyers available through My Friendly Lawyer. He has a broad commercial litigation practice, with an emphasis on Employment Law. Matthew acts for both employers and employees on issues ranging from drafting of Employment Contracts, wrongful dismissals, restrictive covenants, workplace issues and Human Rights matters. Matthew has extensive experience in the adversarial litigation process, including appearances as counsel before the Superior Court of Justice, the Commercial List and the Ontario Court of Appeal, as well as several administrative bodies, including the Human Rights Commission and the Ministry of Labour.
Andrea is the Vice President of People at Humi. She has been a part of leadership teams in commodity trading, private equity, and in 2019, she oversaw global HR at a biopharmaceutical company during IPO. She holds an MBA from the Toronto Metropolitan University.
Andrea has worked with different leaders and leadership styles and even more HR systems. She spends her time at Humi sharing this knowledge to build a world-class product, and coaching our team in HR best practices as we scale.