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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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Apr 14, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

COVID-19: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Enacted

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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Apr 8, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

COVID-19: Further Updates to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Announced

On March 27, 2020, the government of Canada announced that it will offer a wage subsidy of up to 75% for qualifying businesses, backdated to March ...

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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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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 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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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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Jan 23, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

Supreme Court of Canada Holds Work Place Inspection Obligations under the Canada Labour Code Only Extend to Area of Employer’s Physical Control

A recent decision from the Supreme Court of Canada has found that an employer’s inspection obligations under the Canada Labour Code (the &ldq...

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Dec 12, 2019

By Cristina Tomaino

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! CCPartners’ Tips for Staying on the Nice List this Holiday Season

As an employer, hosting a holiday party is a great way to ring in the festive season and thank your employees for their hard work in the last year....

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