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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COVID-19 Updates & Frustration of Employment Contracts

Ontario has announced that the present emergency status throughout the province will likely continue through to June 2. Schools presently remain closed until May 31. The Province has also stated that the process of re-opening businesses and services will come in three stages. Stage one was announced on Thursday, May 14, and will take effect […]

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How Will Courts Handle Wrongful Dismissal in Light of COVID-19?

Wrongful dismissal claims are based on an implied term that an employer must provide “reasonable notice” to a terminated employee in the absence of just cause. The law uses a fiction of pretending that each party asked themselves the question of “what would be fair if the employer terminated without cause?” upon the commencement of […]

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Student Work Assistance and Return to Work Issues

Financial Assistance for Students One of the many impacts of the current pandemic is expected to be a drastic reduction in summer employment available for students across Canada. The Federal Government has recently announced an initiative to assist students with summer employment known as the Canada Student Service Grant. This will promote work experience by […]

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