The End of CERB & Other COVID Updates

Below, we provide an overview of important employment-related updates across Canada and in Ontario. CERB Ending in September The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) program is set to terminate as of the end of September. The Prime Minister has announced that persons in receipt of CERB will, however, be migrated to a new EI system […]

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Human Rights Remedies for Ontario Employees

The present state of emergency was recently extended to July 22nd. There are a host of temporary laws passed by the Ontario government that are tied to the duration of the emergency declaration. For example, the job protections offered to coronavirus-related terminations or lay-offs are all of a temporary nature and will expire as of […]

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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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Canadian Employers & International Laws

Not many people have heard of Eritrea, a small country in East Africa. Nevsun, a Canadian company that owns a mine known as the Bisha Mining Share Company, however, knows it quite well. This country has a program called the “National Service Program”, under which all citizens are required to provide military or similar public […]

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