Employee Benefits and COVID-19
Date: January 20th, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. PDT / 12 p.m. EDT
Presenter: Kim Ozubko, Partner at Miller Thomson LLP
About the Webinar
Employee benefits are a key component of employees’ compensation. COVID-19 and its impact on employees’ physical and mental wellbeing has highlighted the importance of employee benefits to employees and employers and has led to changes in benefit plans. In this webinar, we will discuss the impact of the pandemic on employee benefits over the course of the pandemic and the coming months. Topics discussed will include:
- An overview of legislative developments relevant to employee benefits including the expansion of protected leaves of absence
- The impact of remote work on employee benefits
- Changes in employee benefits over the course of the pandemic including an expansion of virtual health options and an increased focus on employee mental health
- Potential future trends in employee benefits and what to expect over the coming months
About the Speaker
Kim Ozubko is an experienced lawyer with over twenty years of expertise in all areas of pension and benefits law. Proactive and responsive, Kim is committed to providing her clients with high-quality service and keeping them up-to-date on legal developments that affect the administration and sponsorship of pension and employee benefit plans. Kim prides herself on maintaining strong working relationships with clients and other service providers.
Kim frequently writes and speaks in the areas of pension and employee benefits law. She is a contributing author of the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest and she has taught programs for Humber College, Centre for Employee Benefits and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. She is currently co-chair of the Osgoode Certificate in Pension Law program.
Prior to joining Miller Thomson, Kim practiced pension and employee benefits law at several international law firms and at an international pension-consulting firm.