COVID-19 Updates & Frustration of Employment Contracts

Ontario has announced that the present emergency status throughout the province will likely continue through to June 2. Schools presently remain closed until May 31. The Province has also stated that the process of re-opening businesses and services will come in three stages. Stage one was announced on Thursday, May 14, and will take effect […]

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How Will Courts Handle Wrongful Dismissal in Light of COVID-19?

Wrongful dismissal claims are based on an implied term that an employer must provide “reasonable notice” to a terminated employee in the absence of just cause. The law uses a fiction of pretending that each party asked themselves the question of “what would be fair if the employer terminated without cause?” upon the commencement of […]

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Student Work Assistance and Return to Work Issues

Financial Assistance for Students One of the many impacts of the current pandemic is expected to be a drastic reduction in summer employment available for students across Canada. The Federal Government has recently announced an initiative to assist students with summer employment known as the Canada Student Service Grant. This will promote work experience by […]

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Updates to EI and Other Benefits During COVID-19

The Canadian Government continues to make revisions to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) program. As of April 15, it is now permissible to earn up to $1,000 while collecting benefits in each four-week cycle relevant to the emergency relief application. Again, you must renew your application each four week period to confirm that you […]

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