Chamber BizBites – Vaccination & Remote Work Issues for Employers

October 14, 2021 at 9:00am - 10:30am

Penticton Chamber
Virtual - Online

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Chamber BizBites - Vaccination & Remote Work Issues for Employers

Fees & Admission:
Pre-registration required | Zoom Webinar

Ticket Info:
Member Fees: $5.00
Non-Members: $10.00


Join the Penticton Chamber of Commerce, Hanan Campbell, Interior Law  and Terri Erikson, Navy & Sage Benefits to learn about Vaccination & Remote Work Issues for Employers.

• Can employers require employees to advise if they have been vaccinated – or require proof of vaccination?
• Can employers require new hires and/or current employees to be vaccinated?
• If employers cannot require new hires and employees to be vaccinated, what other measures can employers take with respect to vaccinations?
- Other types of vaccination policies
- Encouraging vaccinations
- Imposing safety measures such as physical distancing, masks, hand hygiene, etc.
- Implementing rapid tests
• On what grounds could an employee refuse to be vaccinated?
• Can employees refuse to work with colleagues who are not vaccinated?
• Can businesses require customers to show proof of vaccination?

Return to Work
• Can employees refuse to return to the office and insist on working from home?
• Discussion of work from home policies

Hanan Campbell’s legal practice is focused on assisting clients with a variety of corporate commercial matters.  Called to the Alberta Bar in 2000, Hanan’s legal practice began in Edmonton and she has enjoyed a diverse legal practice.  She began her practice with a private law firm and then became in-house counsel with the Federal Department of Justice.  Hanan then spent 10 years as in-house counsel with EPCOR Utilities Inc., Edmonton’s power and water utility, where she was the Associate General Counsel for 4 of those years.

In 2018, on nothing more than a leap of faith, Hanan and her family made the decision to leave Edmonton for the lake life and warmer weather in Summerland BC.  Hanan began practicing with Avery Law Office in Summerland upon arriving in Summerland and in February 2020, she opened Campbell Law, where she practiced as a sole practitioner and wore every possible hat a small business owner can wear.  Opening a small business during a pandemic certainly had its challenges, but through perseverance (and a little good fortune), Campbell Law survived and thrived and received good recognition from the legal and business community.  In January 2021, Hanan joined the Interior Law LLP partnership, where she continues to work with a variety of clients in the Okanagan business community.  Hanan is licensed to practice in both Alberta and British Columbia.

Hanan is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Penticton Women in Business and the Summerland Women in Business.  Hanan lives in Summerland, BC with her husband, Ian, and their two sons.

Terri was born and raised in Saskatchewan and has spent her entire career working in Western Canada. Terri supports her clients by providing strategic advice, empowering them to make the best decision for their company.

Terri began her career in the Employee Benefits world working in an HR generalist role, as a plan administrator for a large private company in Saskatchewan. Her experience also includes working at a provincial Workers’ Compensation Board, and in Disability Management with two provincial Health Authorities. Terri founded Navy & Sage Benefits with her business partner in 2017 and their focus is to provide support to business owners with group benefit plans, retirement plans, wellness needs and human resources challenges.

Terri is a member of the Southern Interior Advisory Council (currently sitting as Vice Chair) and is a Director on the Summerland & District Credit Union Board. 

Zoom Webinar, pre-registration required.  Session will be recorded and posted on our website.