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Mar 30, 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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Mar 27, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

COVID-19: Federal Government Announces New Wage Subsidy for Small and Medium Employers

The government of Canada has announced today that it will now offer a wage subsidy of up to 75% for qualifying small and medium-sized businesses, ...

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Mar 25, 2020

By Charles Binns

Overview of Notable Developments Across Canadian Jurisdictions

As the legal landscape evolves with special measures in response to COVID-19, CCPartners will be updating the below chart to reflect legal amendm...

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Mar 24, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

COVID-19: Ontario Orders Non-Essential Businesses Closed

On March 23, 2020, the Ontario Government ordered the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces in an effort to contain the spread of COVID...

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Mar 22, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

COVID-19: Ontario Announces New Emergency Order Allowing Health Service Providers to Override Collective Agreement Obligations

On March 21, 2020, the Ontario government announced a new order under the declaration of emergency to give designated health service providers the ...

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Mar 19, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

COVID-19: Ontario Passes Employment Standards Amendment Act (Infectious Disease Emergencies), 2020

On March 19, 2020, the government of Ontario passed Bill 186, the Employment Standards Amendment Act (Infectious Disease Emergencies), 2020 to prov...

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Mar 19, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

COVID-19: Get the Employers’ Edge Over 2019 Novel Coronavirus

UPDATED MARCH 19, 2020  Employers owe legal obligations to their clients, customers, the public, and of course their employees.  At ...

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Mar 18, 2020

By Charles Binns

COVID-19: Update from Federal Government, Including Benefits for Workers and Businesses

The government of Canada announced the following significant updates on its response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus: Canada and the U.S.A. h...

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Mar 17, 2020

By Charles Binns

COVID-19: Ontario Government Declares State of Emergency

The government of Ontario has now announced a state of emergency in response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. The state of emergency provides...

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Mar 16, 2020

By Mike MacLellan

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT PROVIDES UPDATE ON COVID-19: IMPACT ON EMPLOYERS

Earlier today the government of Ontario provided an outline of its plan to help control the spread of COVID-19 through the province’s workpla...

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Mar 13, 2020

By Mike MacLellan

COVID-19: Get the Employers’ Edge Over 2019 Novel Coronavirus

UPDATED MARCH 13, 2020 Employers owe legal obligations to their clients, customers, the public, and of course their employees.  At the same ti...

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Mar 9, 2020

By Mike MacLellan

COVID-19: Get the Employers’ Edge Over 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Employers owe legal obligations to their clients, customers, the public, and of course their employees.  At the same time, employers also ha...

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Jan 23, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

Supreme Court of Canada Holds Work Place Inspection Obligations under the Canada Labour Code Only Extend to Area of Employer’s Physical Control

A recent decision from the Supreme Court of Canada has found that an employer’s inspection obligations under the Canada Labour Code (the &ldq...

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May 23, 2019

Recent Court of Appeal Decision Highlights The Risks of Re-Hiring Formerly Terminated Employees

Employers are increasingly aware of their obligations to investigate workplace sexual harassment and provide a workplace free of workplace sexual h...

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Mar 28, 2019

By Kelsey Orth

Court Comes Down on Employer: Failure to Train and Failure to Ensure Fall Protection Equipment Used Leads to Hefty Fine

As you know, the Provincial Government has the authority to publish convictions under the Provincial Offences Act, including those for violations o...

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Jan 24, 2019

By Mike MacLellan

Ontario’s Court of Appeal Refuses to Reinstate Jail Sentence in Occupational Health and Safety Case

Back in 2017, CCPartners blogged about a Summary Appeal decision in which a sentence of a $500,000 corporate fine and jail sentences for the two di...

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Dec 13, 2018

By Kelsey Orth

IT’S HIGH TIME THEY WENT (AWAY): UNIFOR DROPS LEGAL CHALLENGE TO SUNCOR’S RANDOM DRUG TESTING

As you no doubt noticed on our Twitter feed last week, in a few short weeks Suncor Energy will begin random drug testing of employees at its variou...

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Nov 22, 2018

By Susan Crawford

The Tree may not be the only thing “Lit” this Holiday-Season- Navigating the Company Holiday Party in the Era of “Me-Too” and Legalized Marijuana.

Hosting a holiday party is a great way to thank your employees for their hard work and to celebrate your company’s successes in the last year...

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Nov 8, 2018

By Kelsey Orth

The Feds Play Catch-Up: Canada Labour Code to Address Violence and Harassment in the Workplace 9 Years After Ontario’s Bill 168

On October 25, 2018, Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relat...

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