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Jul 13, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

COVID-19 Update: Ontario Set to Enter Stage Three and Feds Confirm CEWS to Extend Until December

There have been a number of notable developments in recent days as the Country continues to gradually reopen. The Ontario government has announced...

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Jul 9, 2020

By Mike MacLellan

Proposed Bill Presuming WSIB Coverage for COVID-19 Claims Quietly Passed First Reading

The Ontario government is somewhat quietly considering just the latest in a long line of legislative amendments aimed at addressing the consequence...

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Jun 22, 2020

By Charles Binns

Feeling Claustrophobic? Court of Appeal Adds to Employer Anxiety Around Termination Clauses

If you are reading this blog, you are probably well aware of the perils of failing to include an appropriate “without cause” terminatio...

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Jun 18, 2020

By Kelsey Orth

Quit or Fired? It All Depends on Context… and Documentation Helps Too!

A common argument that arises between employers and employees is one of “resignation vs dismissal”.  This is especially true where...

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Jun 11, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

Back to Basics: The Duty to Accommodate

As employers begin to turn their minds to reopening, it is an ideal time to revisit some basics of employment law best practices. This week, we&rsq...

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Jun 10, 2020

By Kelsey Orth

Ontario Allows Child-Care Centres to Reopen Friday

On June 9th, 2020 the provincial government announced its plan to reopen child care centres across the province to support Ontario as it enters sta...

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Jun 4, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

Back to Basics: The Importance of Employment Contracts

As employers begin to turn their minds to reopening, it is an ideal time to revisit some basics of employment law best practices. A natural place t...

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May 30, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

COVID-19 Update: New Ontario Regulation Amends Application of ESA Termination and Temporary Layoff Provisions

As businesses across the country were forced to shut their doors in the name of public health, many employers grappled and continue to grapple with...

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May 28, 2020

By Mike MacLellan

Who is Responsible for This?! Ontario puts Legal Obligations on Persons Responsible for Workplaces Open during COVID-19

Workplace health and safety legislation in all of Canada’s jurisdictions place obligations on employers to take reasonable steps to preserve ...

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May 21, 2020

By Charles Binns

Safety First: Work Stoppage Procedures under the Occupational Health and Safety Act

The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) provides for two procedures that allow for the stoppage of work in response to health and safety conc...

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May 20, 2020

By Jay Rider

COVID-19 Provincial Update: Recalling Essential Workers as Ontario Enters Phase 1 of Re-Opening

If you missed both of our webinars last week (access all broadcasts here), we focussed on what comes next: as we enter Phase 1 of the re-opening in...

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May 19, 2020

By Kelsey Orth

COVID-19 Provincial Update: Ontario Extends Emergency Orders until May 29

The Ontario government has announced that it will be extending all emergency orders that have been put in place to-date under section 7.0.2(4) of t...

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May 15, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

COVID-19 Provincial Update: Ontario to Enter Stage One of Reopening

As you may be aware, yesterday the Ontario government announced a further easing of restrictions on businesses as the number of COVID-19 cases in t...

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May 14, 2020

By Kelsey Orth

Exclusive Arbitral Jurisdiction Over LTD: Court of Appeal Confirms No Ability To Sue For Disability Where A Collective Agreement Governs Benefits

In workplaces governed by a Collective Agreement, the Agreement reigns supreme.  Any and all terms and conditions of employment are either dir...

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May 12, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

COVID-19 Update - Employers Cannot Use SUB Plan to Top-Up CERB

One of the most common questions we have received from employers since the introduction of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (“CERB&rdquo...

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May 11, 2020

By Charles Binns

FEDERAL UPDATE: GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES LARGE EMPLOYER EMERGENCY FINANCING FACILITY LOAN PROGRAM AN EXPANSION OF BUSINESS CREDIT AVAILABILITY PROGRAM

Earlier this morning, the government announced two additional measures to support employers through the COVID-19 pandemic. The government’s p...

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May 7, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

Arbitrator Provides Further Guidance to LTC Homes on Use of PPE

Last week we blogged about the extraordinary decision of the Ontario Superior Court to grant an injunction to the Ontario Nurses’ Association...

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May 6, 2020

By Charles Binns

COVID-19 Provincial Update: Further Easing of Restrictions and Extension Of Previous Orders

Easing Restrictions on Certain Businesses On May 6, 2020, the Ontario government announced that it will be allowing retail stores with a street ent...

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May 1, 2020

By Charles Binns

COVID-19 Provincial Update: Preparing To “Re-Open For Business”

  Today, the Ontario government announced, that by following proper health and safety guidelines, certain business will be permitted to reopen...

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