Human Rights Remedies for Ontario Employees

The present state of emergency was recently extended to July 22nd. There are a host of temporary laws passed by the Ontario government that are tied to the duration of the emergency declaration. For example, the job protections offered to coronavirus-related terminations or lay-offs are all of a temporary nature and will expire as of […]

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Uber Class Action Wins Right to Proceed: SCC

There has been a flurry of news about a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision released this week involving Uber and a proposed class action commenced by one of its Uber Eats drivers. Yes, the driver was successful in the case but before all Uber drivers in the province pop the champagne, let’s take a […]

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Working Parents Face Potential Dilemna as Daycares Reopen

For the past several months, most people have been staying home, and in many cases, working from home, as businesses and schools have been closed due to the pandemic. With nowhere to send their children during the day, workplaces have been accommodating parents whenever possible to allow them to stay home with their children. However, […]

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Phase 2 in Ontario & How CERB Benefits Might be Treated in Employment Lawsuits

Before addressing Phase 2 reopenings and the question of how CERB benefits will impact employment awards in future lawsuits, first we will review a few updates affecting employees in Ontario as a result of COVID-19. What’s new? Well quite a lot, actually. For those people ending EI benefits, whether for regular EI or sickness, you […]

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