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Nov 13, 2020

By Brandon Loehle

COVID-19 UPDATE: ONTARIO MOVES MORE REGIONS INTO THE RED ZONE AND LOWERS ITS POSITIVITY THRESHOLD

Ontario is making changes to its colour-coded COVID-19 system and putting several regions into the red "control" zone which has more severe restric...

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Nov 4, 2020

By Brandon Loehle

Ontario Releases New, More Targeted, COVID-19 Municipality Category System

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a new classification system for local public health units beginning Saturday November 7, at 12:01am. Toronto wi...

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Oct 28, 2020

By Arjun Dhir

There’s No Place Like Home: Remote Work in the Post-Pandemic Era

Given that COVID-19 cases in Ontario are consistently hovering around 800 new cases per day – it is understandably difficult to imagine a fut...

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Oct 9, 2020

By Arjun Dhir

COVID-19 Update: Three of Ontario’s COVID-19 Hotspots Reverting to “Modified” Stage 2

On the heels of the highest-ever daily number of new COVID-19 cases in Ontario on Friday, October 9, 2020 – 939 new cases – the Provinc...

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Oct 8, 2020

By Arjun Dhir

COVID-19 Update: Introduction of New Restrictions Affecting Ontario Employers

As a follow-up to the recent introduction of mandatory screening procedures required by Ontario employers (which can be reviewed in our recent blog...

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Jul 15, 2020

New Federal Workplace Harassment Prevention Regulations Published

On June 24, 2020 the Federal Government published the final version of the Bill C-65 Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations under...

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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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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 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 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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Apr 6, 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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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 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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