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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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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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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Remedies & ‘Just Cause’ Termination

The Remedies on Termination There are two basic remedies on termination. One is the common law remedy of wrongful dismissal based on the implied term of fair notice. The second is the statutory claim for the Employment Standards minimum payments of notice and severance pay. The notice claim under this statute is capped at 8 […]

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