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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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Apr 14, 2020

Tele/Video Hearings in Ontario during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 global pandemic has significantly changed how Ontario courts and administrative tribunals operate. In response to the pandemic, these ...

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Apr 14, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

COVID-19: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Enacted

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 8, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

COVID-19: Further Updates to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Announced

On March 27, 2020, the government of Canada announced that it will offer a wage subsidy of up to 75% for qualifying businesses, backdated to March ...

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Apr 8, 2020

By Kelsey Orth

Responding to Temporary Interruptions in Business Operations: SUB Plans

  Many employers are looking for creative ways to support their operations and their employees through interruptions brought on by the sprea...

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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 2, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

“Get to the Working Overtime Part!”: Ontario Court Rules against Employer in Class Action for Unpaid Overtime

After over a decade of litigation, an Ontario court has ruled that the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (“CIBC”) breached its overtim...

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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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