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Apr 4, 2020

By Jay Rider

COVID-19 ESSENTIAL SERVICES LIST

Overview On March 17, 2020 the Province of Ontario, pursuant to an Order-in-Cabinet, invoked its powers under the Emergency Management and Civil Pr...

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Apr 2, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

“Get to the Working Overtime Part!”: Ontario Court Rules against Employer in Class Action for Unpaid Overtime

After over a decade of litigation, an Ontario court has ruled that the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (“CIBC”) breached its overtim...

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Apr 1, 2020

By Mike MacLellan

UPDATE COVID-19: Federal Government Announces New Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy for Employers – NOW WITH MORE (but not all) DETAILS

Last week the government of Canada announced that it will offer a wage subsidy of up to 75% for qualifying businesses, backdated to March 15, 2020....

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Mar 31, 2020

By Mike MacLellan

UPDATE (kind of) COVID-19: Federal Government Announces New Wage Subsidy for Employers

Last week the government of Canada announced that it will offer a wage subsidy of up to 75% for qualifying businesses, backdated to March 15, 20...

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Mar 30, 2020

By Charles Binns

FEDERAL JURISDICTION UPDATE: CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) was enacted by the government on March 25, 2020.The benefit  applies to “workers”, de...

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Mar 27, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

COVID-19: Federal Government Announces New Wage Subsidy for Small and Medium Employers

The government of Canada has announced today that it will now offer a wage subsidy of up to 75% for qualifying small and medium-sized businesses, ...

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Mar 25, 2020

By Charles Binns

Overview of Notable Developments Across Canadian Jurisdictions

As the legal landscape evolves with special measures in response to COVID-19, CCPartners will be updating the below chart to reflect legal amendm...

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Mar 24, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

COVID-19: Ontario Orders Non-Essential Businesses Closed

On March 23, 2020, the Ontario Government ordered the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces in an effort to contain the spread of COVID...

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Mar 22, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

COVID-19: Ontario Announces New Emergency Order Allowing Health Service Providers to Override Collective Agreement Obligations

On March 21, 2020, the Ontario government announced a new order under the declaration of emergency to give designated health service providers the ...

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Mar 19, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

COVID-19: Ontario Passes Employment Standards Amendment Act (Infectious Disease Emergencies), 2020

On March 19, 2020, the government of Ontario passed Bill 186, the Employment Standards Amendment Act (Infectious Disease Emergencies), 2020 to prov...

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Mar 19, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

COVID-19: Get the Employers’ Edge Over 2019 Novel Coronavirus

UPDATED MARCH 19, 2020  Employers owe legal obligations to their clients, customers, the public, and of course their employees.  At ...

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Mar 18, 2020

By Charles Binns

COVID-19: Update from Federal Government, Including Benefits for Workers and Businesses

The government of Canada announced the following significant updates on its response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus: Canada and the U.S.A. h...

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Mar 17, 2020

By Charles Binns

COVID-19: Ontario Government Declares State of Emergency

The government of Ontario has now announced a state of emergency in response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. The state of emergency provides...

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Mar 16, 2020

By Mike MacLellan

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT PROVIDES UPDATE ON COVID-19: IMPACT ON EMPLOYERS

Earlier today the government of Ontario provided an outline of its plan to help control the spread of COVID-19 through the province’s workpla...

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Mar 13, 2020

By Mike MacLellan

COVID-19: Get the Employers’ Edge Over 2019 Novel Coronavirus

UPDATED MARCH 13, 2020 Employers owe legal obligations to their clients, customers, the public, and of course their employees.  At the same ti...

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Mar 9, 2020

By Mike MacLellan

COVID-19: Get the Employers’ Edge Over 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Employers owe legal obligations to their clients, customers, the public, and of course their employees.  At the same time, employers also ha...

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Mar 3, 2020

By Kelsey Orth

UNIONIZATION ONE STEP CLOSER TO BEING SERVED ON FOOD DELIVERY INDUSTRY: FOODORA’S COURIERS DETERMINED TO BE DEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

The “Gig Economy”: this is the name that has been given to the current state of the world of work in North America, if not most of the ...

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Feb 25, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

Termination Clause Not Saved by Fail-Safe Provision

As our regular readers are well aware, CCPartners has blogged on a number of court decisions over the last five years that have dealt with the enfo...

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Feb 19, 2020

By Charles Binns

YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO HOME, BUT YOU CAN’T WORK HERE: DIVISIONAL COURT UPHOLDS LAYOFF OF EMPLOYEE WHO WAS BANNED FROM THIRD PARTY WORKSITE

Employment relationships can be difficult to manage on their own, but often become more complicated where they engage the interests of third partie...

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Feb 13, 2020

By Jacob Love

COURT FINDS EMPLOYER HAD CAUSE TO TERMINATE AN EMPLOYEE FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING A CO-WORKER

Last week Mike MacLellan blogged on a case where a unionized employee was terminated for sexually harassing another employee. This week we’re...

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