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Feb 8, 2021

By Arjun Dhir

BREAKING COVID-19 NEWS: ONTARIO TO GRADUALLY LIFT STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS ACROSS THE PROVINCE

Premier Doug Ford commenced his press conference this afternoon by declaring that, "Today we're seeing some sunlight break through the clouds.&rdqu...

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Jan 13, 2021

UPDATED - BREAKING COVID-19 NEWS: WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE NEW STAY AT HOME ORDER AND O. REG 11/21

In response to a doubling in COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks, the real and looming threat of the collapse of the province's hospital system ...

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Jan 6, 2021

By Brandon Loehle

2020 IN REVIEW: A LOOK BACK AT THE TOP CASES AND KEY LEGISLATIVE CHANGES THAT IMPACTED YOUR WORKPLACE

It may be modest to say that 2020 was an eventful year for employers with significant changes to workplace legislation both provincially and federa...

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Dec 24, 2020

By Brandon Loehle

IGNORING THE RULES DOESN’T FLY: AIRPORT EMPLOYEE’S TERMINATION FOR NOT FOLLOWING COVID-19 GUIDELINES UPHELD BY ARBITRATOR

A recent decision from Arbitrator Brian Keller in Garda Security Screening Inc. v. IAM, District 140 (Shoker Grievance), [2020] O.L.A.A. No. 162 de...

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Dec 21, 2020

By Charles Binns

BREAKING COVID-19 NEWS: ONTARIO ENTERING PROVINCE-WIDE LOCKDOWN STARTING BOXING DAY

Province-Wide Lockdown The much anticipated news of stricter lockdowns across Ontario has arrived. This afternoon Doug Ford announced that Ontario ...

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Dec 17, 2020

By Brandon Loehle

BREAKING COVID-19 NEWS: DEEMED INFECTIOUS DISEASE EMERGENCY LEAVE IS EXTENDED TO JULY 3, 2021

In a move that gives employers some certainty as we head into the New Year, the Ontario government has extended O. Reg 228/20: Infectious Disease E...

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Dec 16, 2020

By Brandon Loehle

CAN EMPLOYEES BE FORCED TO TAKE THE COVID-19 VACCINE?

As Canadians anxiously await the arrival of approved vaccines for COVID-19, employers and employees are beginning to examine how this might impact ...

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Dec 9, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

It’s the most wonderful time of a not so wonderful year…CCPartners’ tips for safely navigating the holiday season during 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 13, 2020

By Brandon Loehle

COVID-19 UPDATE: ONTARIO MOVES MORE REGIONS INTO THE RED ZONE AND LOWERS ITS POSITIVITY THRESHOLD

Ontario is making changes to its colour-coded COVID-19 system and putting several regions into the red "control" zone which has more severe restric...

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Nov 4, 2020

By Brandon Loehle

Ontario Releases New, More Targeted, COVID-19 Municipality Category System

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a new classification system for local public health units beginning Saturday November 7, at 12:01am. Toronto wi...

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Oct 28, 2020

By Arjun Dhir

There’s No Place Like Home: Remote Work in the Post-Pandemic Era

Given that COVID-19 cases in Ontario are consistently hovering around 800 new cases per day – it is understandably difficult to imagine a fut...

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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 20, 2020

By Brandon Loehle

A REMINDER TO EMPLOYERS THAT ONTARIO’S MINIMUM WAGE WILL BE INCREASING

Normal business administration can easily get lost in the hustle and bustle of a pandemic, but employers need to be aware that legislated increases...

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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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