Changes to Employer Subsidies & Obligations Due to COVID-19

The employer wage subsidy as provided by the Federal Government was described in our post of April 24. The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) was intended initially to run from March 15 to June 6, however, it has now been extended to August 29. The subsidy applies not only to returning and current employees but […]

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Ontario Changes Rules Relating to Layoffs During COVID

One thing is clear today is that employment law issues remain in a constant state of flux. This is precisely the reason to keep in touch with our office to receive up to date and current advice on all legal issues as they unfold. Emergency Extended Ontario has now announced that the state of emergency, […]

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Employee Safety Concerns About Returning to Work

As the prospect of a return to work is no longer an idle thought, many people are wondering about safety issues in the workplace. Clearly this raises many issues about exposure to the virus once the doors to the place of employment are opened again. Employer Obligations Management does have a duty imposed upon it […]

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Employer Obligations Regarding Ongoing School Closures

The latest and biggest news from the province is the announcement that public schools will remain closed through to the end of the school year. Daycare services are also closed and will remain so until the period of emergency is lifted. The present date for this emergency and the shutdown based on the emergency declaration […]

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