Changes Coming to WSIB?

We have commented previously on workers’ compensation and the present chaos of the COVID-19 crisis. As noted in that post, the Workers’ Compensation Board is not particularly employee-friendly. This may soon change, however, due to a new private members bill. Proposed Law The bill, which has received first reading approval in the Provincial Legislature on […]

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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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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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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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