Changes to Employer Subsidies & Obligations Due to COVID-19

The employer wage subsidy as provided by the Federal Government was described in our post of April 24. The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) was intended initially to run from March 15 to June 6, however, it has now been extended to August 29. The subsidy applies not only to returning and current employees but […]

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New Employee Rights under Employment Standards Act

New Employee Statutory Rights The government of Ontario passed significant amendments to the Employment Standards Act with the introduction of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 on November 22, 2017. Most changes will take effect on January 1, 2018 and will affect provincially regulated employers province-wide. What’s New The highlights of the […]

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Medical Issues on Termination of Employment

  There are many issues to be considered in assessing a settlement offer on termination. One such issue is the health of the person who has been fired. Ontario law requires every employer to continue health and insurance benefits for a minimum statutory time period following termination. The minimum period after three months is one […]

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