Implementing Vaccination Policies

Virtual - December 1, 2021 – 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Employers in Saskatchewan are looking for guidance on managing the implementation of vaccination policies. What are the practical implications of these policies?

In this 90-minute webinar you will learn how employers can implement a vaccination policy, including asking employees to disclose their vaccination status while managing privacy law obligations. The webinar will discuss common implementation questions, including risks, booster shots, and non-compliance.

Agenda:

Vaccination Policies

  • Overview of different types of vaccination policies

Legal Risks Associated with Vaccination Policies

  • Legislation and Public Health Order update
  • Understanding recent Federal and Provincial Government announcements
  • Risks of not implementing a vaccination policy

Collecting Employee Information

  • Managing privacy law obligations for vaccination status and test results

Implementing a Vaccination Policy

  • Who does the policy apply to (employees only or broader)?
  • How to deal with booster shots
  • Dealing with non-compliance
  • How long is a policy necessary?

Medical and Religious Exemption Requests

  • Human Rights Obligations
  • How to Respond to an Exemption Request

Q&A

Speaker:

Shane Buchanan is a lawyer with MLT Aikins LLP, in Saskatoon and maintains a general labour and employment practice. Shane provides an understanding of the issues faced by business leaders and provides practical solutions to all areas of labour and employment law including issues related to COVID-19, collective agreement interpretation, workplace policies, discipline and discharge, employment contracts, OH&S, workers' compensation, labour standards and human rights.

Registration:

This event is hosted by CPA Saskatchewan and is offered free of charge to Saskatchewan CPAs. 

Register for this event through the CPA SK Member Portal. The deadline to register is November 29, 2021.