COVID-19

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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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 28, 2020

By Brandon Loehle

COVID-19 ALERT: New Mandatory Screening Procedures for Ontario Employers

On Friday, September 25, 2020, the Government of Ontario amended O. Reg 364/20, effective Saturday, September 26, 2020. This Regulation sets out th...

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Sep 16, 2020

By Susan Crawford

Arbitrator Finds Employer’s Blanket Policy Requiring all Employees who Cross US Border to Self-Isolate Unreasonable

In a recent Ontario arbitration decision, Arbitrator Jesin considered the reasonableness of Algoma Steel’s policy to require all employees wh...

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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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Sep 3, 2020

By Brandon Loehle

Masking the Problem: Perspectives on Employee Refusal to Wear a Mask at Work

Employers have a legal obligation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the common law to create and maintain a safe work environment. T...

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Aug 27, 2020

By Mike MacLellan

Don’t Get Schooled: Know How to Address Requests for Leaves and Accommodation in this COVID-19 School Year

CCPartners has published a number of blogs recently regarding workplace law challenges created by COVID-19 and the public health measures taken to ...

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Aug 21, 2020

By Kelsey Orth

Federal Government Extends CERB and Changes EI

On August 20, federal officials announced that the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) will be extended another four weeks into late September...

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Aug 20, 2020

By Charles Binns

Ontario Extends Orders Issued Under Declared Emergency

Earlier today the government of Ontario announced that most of the active emergency orders issued under the Emergency Management and Civil Protecti...

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Aug 12, 2020

By Susan Crawford

BC Employers Must Submit an Application to Extend Temporary Layoffs

Temporary layoffs have been a key tool to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as they allow employers who cannot currently maintain their...

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Jul 30, 2020

By Charles Binns

COVID-19 Update: The End of Ontario’s Declared Emergency and Important Implications for Employers

On July 24, 2020, Bill 195, Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 came into force, and the declared emergency in Ontario ca...

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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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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 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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