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May 5, 2021

By Kelsey Orth

ANALYZING THE 3 Rs (and an A) OF THE ENDING OF EMPLOYMENT: RESIGNATION, REPUDIATION, ‘RONGFUL DISMISSAL…AND ABANDONMENT

While not all employment relationships end as badly as the title of this article, they all, eventually, end.  Where the employer makes the cho...

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Apr 30, 2021

NEW COVID-19 LEGISLATION: A BREAKDOWN OF ONTARIO’S NEW PAID INFECTIOUS DISEASE EMERGENCY LEAVE

As a follow-up to our recent blog that we released earlier this week, Ontario’s new legislation, Bill 284, COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act...

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Apr 28, 2021

By Brandon Loehle

BREAKING COVID-19 NEWS: ONTARIO TO INTRODUCE PAID COVID-19 LEAVE

Paid Leave The Ontario government has announced that they will introduce legislation that would, if passed, require employers to provide employees ...

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Apr 21, 2021

Stricter Orders from Peel Public Health Include Mandatory Workplace Shutdowns

On April 20, 2021 Peel Public Health announced a new Order pursuant to section 22(5.0.1) of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, RSO 1990, c H....

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Apr 19, 2021

By Mike MacLellan

COVID-19: Non-Essential Construction is Shut Down…Again (But What Does That Really Mean?)

In reaction to a spiking third wave of COVID-19 cases across the province, the Ontario government has implemented new emergency orders, this time i...

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Apr 16, 2021

By Cristina Tomaino

BREAKING: Ontario Announces New Restrictions as COVID-19 Cases Continue to Surge

Ontario is well into the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and our collective hopes for a relatively normal summer are growing dimmer by the day....

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Apr 7, 2021

By Cristina Tomaino

B.C. Human Rights Tribunal “Unmasks” Unsubstantiated Discrimination Allegations and Delivers Common-Sense Decision on Masking Policies

A very recent screening decision out of British Columbia provides some welcome reassurance to businesses attempting to enforce masking requirements...

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Apr 7, 2021

By Brandon Loehle

BREAKING COVID-19 NEWS: ONTARIO IMPLEMENTING ANOTHER STAY-AT-HOME-ORDER

The Ontario government is immediately declaring a third provincial emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Ac...

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Apr 1, 2021

By Cristina Tomaino

COVID-19 Shutdown: Ontario Implements a Province-wide Emergency Brake on Community Transmission

As we are all unfortunately well-aware, COVID-19 infection rates continue to rise and intensive care units across the province are, once again, tee...

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Mar 31, 2021

By Brandon Loehle

UBER’S FLEXIBLE WORK+ PROGRAM: INNOVATIVE IDEA OR DECEPTIVE DESIGN?

The saga between new-aged delivery drivers and their app-based governing bodies continues, now in the form of Uber’s new Flexible Work+ progr...

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Mar 25, 2021

By Charles Binns

SPRING CLEANING: NOW IS THE TIME TO TIDY UP YOUR CONTRACTS AND POLICIES

The warm weather is here and spring cleaning has begun. While most people think of dusting shelves, removing clutter and vacuuming the rug, we here...

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Mar 4, 2021

By Arjun Dhir

Ontario Superior Court Offers Further Guidance on the Impact of COVID-19 on Reasonable Notice Entitlements

A recent Ontario Superior Court decision, acts as a successor to the earlier Yee v Hudson’s Bay Company, 2021 ONSC 387 decision that we wrote...

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Feb 17, 2021

By Brandon Loehle

DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION: EMPLOYEE TERMINATED AFTER COMPLAINING ABOUT INAPPROPRIATE COMMENTS ON HER APPEARANCE

In The Sales Associate v. Aurora Biomed Inc. and others, 2021 BCHRT 5 the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal ruled in favour of a Complainant w...

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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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