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Post-Termination Options for Temporary Foreign Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the many governmental restrictions imposed in response, has had a dramatic impact on Canada’s temporary foreign worker immigration program. Employers and foreign workers have accordingly been…

COVID-19, Employment Insurance Benefits and Changes as we get closer to 2021

COVID-19 has resulted in dramatic changes not just to Canada’s economy but also to government programs intended to support Canadians. One program designed specifically to address COVID-19 is the Canada…

Job Loss After Raising Concerns About Discrimination: Employee Rights

The year 2020 will undoubtedly be remembered as a particularly difficult one for the workplace.  Not only has COVID-19 had a dramatic and transformative impact on the organization of the…

Back to School & Return to Work: What if the Two Don’t Mix?

With schools set to re-open in Ontario, many parents are considering what impact return to school plans will have on their ability to return to the workplace.   Since parents…

How to Manage Work Refusals During a Pandemic

COVID-19 continues to present a serious challenge to the Canadian public and economy. Even while governments and companies work towards finding an effective vaccine, efforts continue to support a recovery…

Why Employers Have to Decide Whether to Recall Employees Before September 4th

On July 24, 2020, with the passing of Bill 195 (Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act 2020) the declared provincial state of emergency related to COVID-19 ended. Below,…

Immigration & Labour Mobility in the COVID-19 Era

COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on Canada’s immigration and labour mobility policies. Many foreign nationals are currently prohibited from entering Canada until further notice. New travel policies and/or exemptions…

Recalls to Work, Layoffs & Changed Employment: What Comes Next

Phase 3 of the COVID-19 reopening strategy has begun in earnest. This means that we are getting close to a full reopening of the provincial economy. As we move close…

“Heat of the Moment” Resignations: Are They Enforceable?

The continued reopening of public and private sector organizations is without doubt a positive and sorely needed step towards economic recovery. While critical, this process will not be without its…