COVID-19

Jan 13, 2022

By Charles Binns

ARBITRATOR UPHOLDS COVID-19 VACCINE POLICY REQUIRING DISCLOSURE OF VACCINATION STATUS AND PLACING UNVACCINATED EMPLOYEES ON LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Recently, we have been blogging on decisions regarding COVID-19 vaccination policies. You can find our latest blogs on these decisions here, here a...

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Jan 3, 2022

By Brandon Loehle

ONTARIO PHASE 2 RE-OPENING COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS PUT BACK IN PLACE ​

Ontario announced today that the province is temporarily moving back into Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen. Starting at 12:01am on January 5, 2022...

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Dec 8, 2021

By Brandon Loehle

ONTARIO IS EXTENDING COVID-19 PAID SICK DAYS AND IDEL INTO 2022

Originally set to expire on December 31, 2021, Premier Doug Ford’s government has announced that it is extending the Worker Income Protection...

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Dec 1, 2021

By Arjun Dhir

BRITISH COLUMBIA SUPREME COURT: CERB BENEFITS ARE DEDUCTIBLE FROM REASONABLE NOTICE AWARDS

Earlier this year, the Employers’ Edge blog wrote about the Fogelman v. IFG decision, where the Ontario Superior Court considered the im...

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Nov 25, 2021

By Kelsey Orth

It’s the most wonderful time of (another) not so wonderful year…CCPartners’ tips for safely navigating the holiday season during our second year of 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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Nov 18, 2021

By Charles Binns

ARBITRATOR UPHOLDS COVID-19 VACCINE POLICY REQUIRING TESTING FOR UNVACCINATED EMPLOYEES

In our latest two blogs, which you can find here and here, we have summarized recent arbitration decisions dealing with the reasonableness of vario...

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Nov 15, 2021

By Mike MacLellan

COVID-19 Vaccine Policies Aren’t a Shot in the Dark: Arbitrator Strikes Down Employer’s Vax Mandate but Provides Guidance

Last week’s Employer’s Edge blog reviewed the first labour arbitration case in Ontario to consider a challenge to an employer’s m...

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Nov 11, 2021

By Kelsey Orth

HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT: MANDATORY VACCINATION POLICY SURVIVES CHALLENGE AT ARBITRATION

In one of the first decisions to be released in Ontario on the subject, an arbitrator has upheld a mandatory vaccination policy that was challenged...

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Nov 4, 2021

By Brandon Loehle

ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT DECLINES TO ISSUE INJUNCTION ON COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY ​

In the recent decision of Blake v University Health Network, 2021 ONSC 7139, Justice Dunphy of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled that emp...

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Oct 25, 2021

By Brandon Loehle

ONTARIO RELEASES PLAN TO GRADUALLY LIFT REMAINING PUBLIC HEALTH AND WORKPLACE SAFETY MEASURES

On October 22, 2021 the Ontario government announced that it has released a plan, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, which o...

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Oct 5, 2021

By Danielle Jager

Court Throws out Challenge to Government of Saskatchewan Vaccination Policy

A growing number of provinces are implementing vaccine mandates requiring proof of vaccination to attend social events, participate in recreational...

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Sep 29, 2021

By Charles Binns

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION ISSUES POLICY STATEMENT ON VACCINE MANDATES AND PROOF OF VACCINE STATUS

As of September 22, 2021, many businesses are required to screen their patrons for proof of vaccination as a condition of entry. On the same day, t...

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Sep 23, 2021

By Brandon Loehle

SO YOU THINK YOU’RE EXEMPT? DISCUSSING ONTARIO’S MEDICAL AND RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS FROM COVID-19 VACCINATION

Ontario's COVID-19 vaccine passport system is sparking a growing conversation on what counts as a valid medical or religious exemption. Individuals...

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Sep 1, 2021

By Charles Binns

CURRENT VACCINE POLICY MANDATES IN ONTARIO

As we blogged about previously, the Ontario and Federal governments have begun to make COVID-19 vaccination policies mandatory in certain workplace...

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Aug 17, 2021

By Danielle Jager

Breaking News: Ontario Government to Require COVID-19 Vaccination Policies in High-Risk Workplaces

On Tuesday, August 17th, the Ford government announced that it is taking action to protect our most vulnerable community members from COVID-19 by r...

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Aug 13, 2021

By Mike MacLellan

BREAKING: COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Coming to Federal Workplaces

In the afternoon of August 13, 2021 Canada’s Transport Minister Omar Alghabra announced that the federal government would require all public ...

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Jun 16, 2021

By Charles Binns

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYER’S COVID-19 TESTING POLICY UPHELD AS REASONABLE

Employers can implement COVID-19 testing as a condition of accessing the workplace in appropriate circumstances according to a recent decision from...

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Jun 9, 2021

By Mike MacLellan

IDEL is NOT a Layoff or Constructive Dismissal: Ontario Court Changes Course

The COVID-19 pandemic has obviously impacted and impeded the way in which businesses can operate.  More specifically, through various lockdown...

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Jun 8, 2021

British Columbia Court Rules CERB Payments Deductible in Damage Calculations for Constructive Dismissal

Following Iriotakis v. Peninsula Employment Services Limited, 2021 ONSC 998, a decision we wrote about in March, the Supreme Court of British Colum...

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Jun 7, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE: ONTARIO EXTENDS INFECTIOUS DISEASE EMERGENCY LEAVE

The government of Ontario has passed a regulation under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) extending the Infectious Disease Eme...

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