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Ask an Expert Series: New Ways of Working – Key Considerations for Employers


Midhurst/July 29, 2021 – Join us on August 17, 2021 from 2 - 3:30 p.m. to learn about key considerations for employers if their employees are working remotely, in the office, or adopting a hybrid model with KPMG Canada.

This Ask an Expert session will be a focused discussion on key considerations for employers if their employees are working remotely, returning to the office, or a blend of both. Topics will include information with regards to potential work models, employee expectations, legal risk areas around vaccination policies and other changes required to enable various work models.

This event is part one of a two-part mini-series on transitioning work models. The second event will be on September 8. Details are forthcoming.

EVENT:New Ways of Working – Key Considerations for Employers
Where:Virtual – details to be provided upon registration
When:Tuesday, August 17 ~ 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Register:This is a FREE event, but registration is required. To register, visit  https://aae-new_ways_of_working_part1.eventbrite.ca

About the speakers
Maciej Lipinski is a senior associate with KPMG. He is a management-side lawyer whose practice focuses on employment and labour law. He advises employers on a wide range of issues, including employment standards, labour relations, policies and contracts, wrongful dismissal claims, health and safety, and human rights. He represents and advocates for clients in appellate and non-appellate litigation matters before courts, arbitrators and other administrative tribunals.

Maciej regularly works with employers preparing company-wide policy and strategy updates to ensure responsiveness to legal developments and is also co-author of the Ontario Employment Standards Act: Quick Reference. Prior to entering legal practice, Maciej completed a PhD in psychology at the University of Toronto.

Shesta Babar is a director in the People and Change group, within KPMG's Management Consulting practice in the Calgary office. Shesta has more than 12 years of experience providing Advisory and Assurance services to both private and public clients.

Shesta specializes in corporate service transformations (HR and Finance), change management, learning and development, organizational strategy and design, post-acquisition integrations and enterprise performance management in a number of industries includes manufacturing, consumer products, mining, retail, automotive, oil and gas, power and utilities and government agencies.

More recently, Shesta has been involved in advising clients on a safe return to work strategy, as well as setting up long term remote and hybrid work programs in order to navigate business and people challenges while achieving employee experience and productivity targets.

About the Ask and Expert series
The “Ask an Expert" webinar series is presented by the County of Simcoe, member municipalities, City of Barrie, City of Orillia, Province of Ontario, Sandbox Centre, Small Business Centre of Barrie, Simcoe County and Orillia, South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre, Orillia Area Community Development Corporation, Nottawasaga Futures, North Simcoe Community Futures Development Corporation, Community Futures South Georgian Bay and Georgian College.

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.

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Chris Hedley
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
705-715-7654 (mobile)

Collin Matanowitsch
Manager, Public Relations
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
705-734-8386 (mobile)