Labour Arbitration Allows Employer to Mandate COVID-19 Testing

Just last week, we wrote a blog speculating on an employer’s right to mandate vaccinations against COVID-19 for employees and staff. Considering a balance of an employer’s obligation to provide a safe workplace with an employee’s right to human rights protections, we concluded that the issue presents a fine line; one that courts would have […]

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Can Your Employer Require You to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine?

In recent weeks, Ontario and other provinces in Canada have experienced a sharp increase in the rate of COVID-19 infections. With more regions in the province entering a second lockdown period, promising news on the fight against the coronavirus infection is welcome. While still in the very early stages, Canada has begun to administer COVID-19 […]

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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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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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