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HR and Legal Considerations during COVID-19

This webinar is a primer on employer rights and responsibilities in managing through the COVID-19 pandemic. It offers practical tools that societies may use to sustain operations while addressing employee issues, and outlines the assistance available to both employers and employees through various government programs.



April 30, 2020


10:00 am - 11:30 am



Member Cost:


Visual Recording

Who should attend

Seniors managers and management staff; may include some HR, admin and operations staff

What you will learn

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how employment laws and regulations have changed (or not) to deal with the crisis
  • Know the employer’s rights and obligations
  • Know the employee’s rights and obligations
  • Be familiar with measures Societies can take to manage their workforce
  • Be familiar with the assistance offered by governments and funding authorities to help employers and employees weather the crisis.


Marsha Goldford
Founder & CEO, The Wisdom Group

Marsha is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources with 15+ years in management of non-profit housing and residential tenancy programs and over 20 years as a senior level HR and training practitioner. She is the founder and CEO of The Wisdom Group, a consortium of independent consultants providing expertise and support in administration to non-profits and small businesses.

Formerly a board member with BCNPHA, Marsha has been facilitating courses and workshops with the Association for over 18 years.

Simon Kent
Lawyer, Founder, Kent Employment Law

With over 20 years of hands-on legal experience and a bold entrepreneurial spirit, Simon is committed to redefining the practice of employment law. A veteran practitioner, he advises senior executives and company leaders and is the founding partner at Kent Employment Law, a boutique employment law firm with offices in Vancouver, Kelowna, Surrey and Victoria.