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Apr 7, 2021

By Cristina Tomaino

B.C. Human Rights Tribunal “Unmasks” Unsubstantiated Discrimination Allegations and Delivers Common-Sense Decision on Masking Policies

A very recent screening decision out of British Columbia provides some welcome reassurance to businesses attempting to enforce masking requirements...

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Apr 1, 2021

By Cristina Tomaino

COVID-19 Shutdown: Ontario Implements a Province-wide Emergency Brake on Community Transmission

As we are all unfortunately well-aware, COVID-19 infection rates continue to rise and intensive care units across the province are, once again, tee...

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Feb 24, 2021

By Cristina Tomaino

Ontario Court Sets Sky High Bar for Job Abandonment

Although uncommon, from time to time employers may find themselves dealing with job abandonment. As the very recent decision of Hettrick v Triple F...

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Jan 14, 2021

By Cristina Tomaino

Employee Reinstated After Flouting COVID-19 Guidelines

As employers continue to grapple with managing the risk of COVID-19 in the workplace, it is unsurprising that we are beginning to see arbitrators w...

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Dec 9, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

It’s the most wonderful time of a not so wonderful year…CCPartners’ tips for safely navigating the holiday season during COVID-19

Every year the team at CCPartners provides our readers with tips for navigating the holiday season, and in particular holiday parties, without invi...

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Oct 1, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

What’s next after CERB? Transitioning to Simplified EI and New Benefits

On August 20, 2020, the Federal Government announced that the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (“CERB”) would be extended for an addit...

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Sep 4, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

BREAKING: Ontario Extends Freeze on ESA Termination and Temporary Layoff Provisions

On May 29, 2020, the Ontario government published O. Reg. 228/20: Infectious Disease Emergency Leave under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the ...

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Aug 14, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

Enforceable but “Harsh” Termination Provision Defeated by Lack of Notice

The Employers' Edge blog has written extensively about the challenges of drafting an enforceable termination provision. This week brings us a parti...

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Aug 5, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

Concerning New Decision for Ontario Construction Employers

CCP has blogged on numerous cases in the last few years where judges have struck down termination clauses in employment agreements for failing to m...

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Jul 21, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

COVID-19 UPDATE: CRA Provides New Details on CEWS Expansion

Since our last update on April 21, 2020, a number of significant changes have been announced to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS&rdqu...

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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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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 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 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 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 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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Apr 27, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

COVID-19: Federal Government Announces Rent Relief for Small Businesses

On April 24, 2020, Prime Minister Trudeau announced the government’s latest initiative to support small businesses that have been impacted b...

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Apr 21, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

COVID-19: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Applications Start April 27, 2020!

On April 11, 2020, legislation was enacted to implement the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”). The CEWS is intended to allow emplo...

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