COVID-19

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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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 20, 2020

By Jay Rider

COVID-19 Provincial Update: Recalling Essential Workers as Ontario Enters Phase 1 of Re-Opening

If you missed both of our webinars last week (access all broadcasts here), we focussed on what comes next: as we enter Phase 1 of the re-opening in...

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May 19, 2020

By Kelsey Orth

COVID-19 Provincial Update: Ontario Extends Emergency Orders until May 29

The Ontario government has announced that it will be extending all emergency orders that have been put in place to-date under section 7.0.2(4) of t...

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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 11, 2020

By Charles Binns

FEDERAL UPDATE: GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES LARGE EMPLOYER EMERGENCY FINANCING FACILITY LOAN PROGRAM AN EXPANSION OF BUSINESS CREDIT AVAILABILITY PROGRAM

Earlier this morning, the government announced two additional measures to support employers through the COVID-19 pandemic. The government’s p...

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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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May 6, 2020

By Charles Binns

COVID-19 Provincial Update: Further Easing of Restrictions and Extension Of Previous Orders

Easing Restrictions on Certain Businesses On May 6, 2020, the Ontario government announced that it will be allowing retail stores with a street ent...

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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 28, 2020

By Susan Crawford

Union Obtains Injunction Requiring Nurses be Fitted for N-95 Masks at 4 Long Term Care Facilities

It would appear that extraordinary times lead to extraordinary court decisions.   On April 23, 2020 Justice Morgan of the Ontario Superio...

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Apr 27, 2020

By Charles Binns

COVID-19 PROVINCIAL UPDATE

Today Premier Ford announced a framework for re-opening Ontario’s economy. He stressed that the framework reflects how businesses will reopen...

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Apr 27, 2020

By Charles Binns

UPDATED April 29, 2020 - COVID-19 Update For Ontario: Temporary Pandemic Pay For Frontline Workers

  On April 25, 2020, the government of Ontario announced a temporary four dollar per hour pay raise for front line workers. In addition, emplo...

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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 23, 2020

By Susan Crawford

Lessons Learned by Employers from COVID-19

As we pass the one month mark in this unprecedented pandemic, CCPartners continues to see recurring themes that impact employers’ abilities t...

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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 16, 2020

By Charles Binns

COVID-19 UPDATE for Ontario – Important Regulations under the EMCPA

  Although there has been a flurry of legislation passed since this all began a month ago (stay tuned for our “Month in Review” Bl...

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Apr 15, 2020

By Charles Binns

Federal Jurisdiction Update: Expanded Access to Canada Emergency Response Benefit

Earlier today the government of Canada announced expanded access to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). This includes eligibility for: E...

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