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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 5, 2022

By Danielle Jager

2021 IN REVIEW: A LOOK BACK AT THE TOP CASES AND KEY LEGISLATIVE CHANGES THAT IMPACTED YOUR WORKPLACE

No one could have anticipated at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, 2020 that it would so profoundly affect the workplace for the balanc...

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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 15, 2021

By Brandon Loehle

FEDERAL COURT REFUSES TO ISSUE INJUNCTION, RULING THAT MANDATORY VACCINATION POLICY DOES NOT FORCE EMPLOYEES TO GET VACCINATED

It may seem strange to reason that a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy does not in fact force someone to get vaccinated, but that is exactly wh...

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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 3, 2021

By Susan Crawford

Working for Workers Act Passed by Ontario Government

On Tuesday, November 30, Ontario passed Bill 27, the Working for Workers Act, 2021 which was first tabled in October and received royal assent on T...

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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 28, 2021

By Charles Binns

SUPREME COURT OF CANADA FINDS LABOUR ARBITRATOR HAS EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OVER HUMAN RIGHTS COMPLAINT IN UNIONIZED WORKPLACE

In the recent decision of Northern Regional Health Authority v Horrocks the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) has ruled that a unionized ...

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Oct 27, 2021

By Danielle Jager

NEW LEGISLATION: ONTARIO CREATING A BETTER FUTURE FOR WORKERS

Today, October 25, 2021, the Ontario government is introducing legislation with a goal to better protect, support and attract workers to the provin...

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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 20, 2021

ONCA Overturns Decision Granting Vesting of Stocks during Common Law Notice Period

Last year, we blogged on a particularly frustrating decision of the Ontario Superior Court which held that the otherwise legally enforceable termin...

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Oct 15, 2021

By Arjun Dhir

Court Upholds Just Cause Termination of Long Service, 75-Year Old Employee Due to Dishonesty and Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Just cause terminations are often referred to as “capital punishment” in the Employment and Labour Law world. This is owing to the fact...

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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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