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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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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