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Fasken Automotive Shares Webinar Program

The experts of Fasken Automotive Group will sponsor a new webinar on the Canadian Automotive Industry Post-COVID-19. PHOTO Shutterstock

Everyone is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and markets, and the Canadian auto sector is no exception.

The experts of Fasken Automotive Group will sponsor a new webinar on the Canadian Automotive Industry Post-COVID-19.

Fasken will offer their insights and practical guidance on what the future holds for the Canadian automotive sector, and how to navigate the new risk environment and manage change as we emerge from the pandemic crisis.

The company has developed forward-looking solutions and strategies for labour, employment and human rights; tax; and government relations issues.

This program will be moderated by Steven Rosenhek, Chair of the Fasken Automotive Group;

Managing your workforce in the Age of COVID-19 with Ian Campbell

Employers in the broader auto sector are facing staffing challenges that they have never had to face before. To help you manage your workforce through the pandemic, they will provide you with guidance and insight into best practices as they relate to:

  • Managing the challenges of returning to the workplace
  • Rightsizing your workforce
  • Temporary lay-offs
  • Wage subsidy and other government programs
  • Preparing for the second wave
Practical tax planning to consider during troubled economic times with Christopher Steeves

This session will explore certain planning opportunities which can arise from an economic downturn and practical tax considerations with respect to:

  • Potential reorganizations
  • Managing liquidity
  • Moving cash around the corporate group
  • Tax loss utilization planning
Issues surrounding privacy and cybersecurity concerns during and after COVID-19 with Alex Cameron

Privacy and cybersecurity issues have pervaded the COVID-19 pandemic and many are expected to have an established place in the post-COVID world. This session will review:

  • Current developments and a look ahead to future issues
  • Relation to workforce testing and employee monitoring
  • Evolving cybersecurity risks
Canadian Government Decision-Making in the Age of COVID-19
  • Daniel Brock, Chair, Government Relations & Strategy Practice Group, (Toronto)
  • Emilie Bundock, (Montréal)
  • Paul Burbank, (Ottawa)
  • Taleesha Thorogood, (Calgary)

This panel will focus on how the Canadian federal and several provincial governments pivoted to address the global pandemic, including:

  • The dramatic steps to stem the spread of the Coronavirus in Canada
  • How this pivot changed the way these governments made decisions
  • Lasting implications of these changes may have for citizens, businesses and other government stakeholder
Agenda 
  • June 17, 2020, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (ET) Seminar and Q&A

This program contains 2 hours of Substantive content for the purposes of the Law Society of Ontario’s annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

**Stay tuned, a more detailed article will follow shortly**

 

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