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The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce is to hold a two-part series of virtual lunch and learn sessions for human resources professionals to learn about recent updates to labour legislation on the island.

The Chamber said the Employment Amendment Act 2021 outlines various updates to the Employment Act 2000.

It added that amendments include, but are not limited to, a sexual harassment and bullying section that were required to be added to all existing employee handbooks by June 1.

The first Zoom webinar on Tuesday at 12.30pm will feature Gabrielle Cann, labour relations manager at the Ministry of Labour.

She will discuss changes to the Employment Act 2000 and provide tips for updating a company’s employee handbook and future employment contracts.

The second part of the series on June 29 at 12.30pm will feature Kelly Francis, president and senior consultant, and Annette Eve, training and policy officer, from Performance Solutions.

The Chamber said they will give human resource professionals a deeper understanding of how to identify and address sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace.

Both courses are designed and geared towards mid to senior level human resources professionals and those involved in updating their company’s employee handbook and/or employee contracts, the Chamber said.

Kendaree Burgess, chief executive officer of the Chamber, said: “Workplace sexual harassment and bullying are critical discussion points for anyone running a business in 2021. Many of our members have expressed an interest in learning more from industry experts about these topics.

“We have brought in three of the industry’s key players to educate the business community on this important area of labour legislation and its practical applications.

“The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to helping local businesses thrive; connecting them with industry experts is just one step in doing so.”

Course fees are $25 for Chamber members and $50 for non-members.

• To register, visit the Chamber website at www.bermudachamber.bm. For more information, contact ndyer@bcc.bm.

Lunch and learn: The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce is to present a two-part series for human resource professionals to learn about recent changes to labour legislation
Kendaree Burgess, chief executive officer of the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce (File photograph).

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Published June 14, 2021 at 7:40 am (Updated June 14, 2021 at 7:40 am)

Chamber to hold sessions on updates to labour laws

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