By St Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture
(PRESS RELEASE) — Maneuvering deftly through the St. Lucia Labour Act was always going to require a delicate application of human resource management savvy and a clear understanding of the rule of law.
Once again utilizing the expert tested and proven legal talents of Cheryl Goddard Dorville to share her expertise, the Chamber was been able to positively impact on the business of its members.
On Thursday, August 12, 2020, the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, partnered again with Cheryl Goddard-Dorville of Goddard-Dorville Legal to ensure that members and participants in an e-learning seminar entitled ‘Know Your Labour Act, COVID-19 Edition’ were provided with the relevant information and guidance on how to apply the relevant chapters of the St. Lucia Labour Act, 2006. The e-learning seminar covered the following subjects:
– Temporary layoffs, layoffs and terminations in accordance with the amended section. 148 of the Labour Act
– Managing workplace safety and health in response to Covid-19, guided by Part IV of the Labour Act
– Reintegrating employees into the “new” workplace
– Remote working
– Employer obligations and implications for adjustments to existing contractual arrangements
With over 40 companies represented at the e-seminar, initially scheduled for two hours, the e-seminar was extremely informative, engaging and participatory, that it was extended, by consensus, for an additional hour. Participants were able to get clarification and advice on specific issues which they were able to raise through questions posed to the facilitator.
The Chamber continues to provide its membership and the wider business community with forums where they can acquire critical knowledge and skills they need, to not only survive but rather thrive in the current difficult economic climate.
The Chamber, as part of its deliberate pivot, in response to COVID-19, is determined to deliver even greater value and support services to its members.