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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Layoffs and COVID-19

Ontario has announced that the existing state of emergency has been extended to April 23, 2020. Ontario law allows for a state of emergency to be set for a maximum period of 14 days, however, it is very likely there will be an extension beyond this date. All Ontario public schools have been ordered closed […]

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Updates for Ontario Employees Affected by COVID-19

Federal Government Announces Emergency Relief Canada has created a new source of funding for workers who do not meet the test of traditional Employment Insurance benefits. Non-traditional employees such as freelancers, contract workers or those who earn other forms of income and who have not paid into the Employment Insurance scheme will be eligible for […]

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Human Rights by Civil Action

The Basic Rule Ontario law allows for two methods of presenting a human rights complaint. The first is to present the case before the Human Rights Tribunal and the second is to sue for the human rights remedy in civil court. To take this latter step, there must be a “companion” claim then commenced as […]

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