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What does Ontario’s State of Emergency and Stay at Home Order Mean for Workers?

In response to the COVID-19 crisis and the rapid increase in cases throughout the province, the Government of Ontario has declared a second provincial emergency. Effective January 14, 2021, the…

Can Employers Mandate COVID-19 Vaccination?

With the news of the release of a COVID-19 vaccine, many employees will have questions and/or concerns about what this means for them in the workplace context. While this is…

Racism in the Workplace: Addressing & Combating Discrimination at Work

With ongoing protests and the related public discourse regarding racism and discrimination, many employers are examining their policies and procedures, and determining what actions they can take to combat racism…

3 Things to Know About Ontario’s Infectious Disease Emergency Leave

On May 29, 2020, the Ontario government published O. Reg 228/20: Infectious Diseases Emergency Leave (the “Regulation”), a regulation under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”). The changes under…

Canada Considers Extending Paid Sick Leave in Response to COVID-19

As Canadians continue to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, both the federal and provincial governments have and continue to develop and implement new laws and initiatives aimed at supporting…

Top 6 Employer Do’s and Don’ts as the Economy Re-Opens

In advance of the reopening of the economy, careful planning and preparation is important to bring employees back to the workplace. This includes ensuring that we maintain obligations under various…

Back to the Workplace After COVID-19: Anticipating & Responding to Work Refusals

This week the Ontario Government announced its three-stage plan for re-opening the economy. Given this announcement and the reality that employers will soon see their workplaces returning to some semblance…

New COVID-19 Management Obligations for Employers of Foreign Workers

While the Government of Canada recognizes the importance of temporary foreign workers to the Canadian labour market, they also recognize that managing COVID-19 (a virus that knows no borders), requires…

New Adjustments to Federal Government COVID-19 Support for Employers

Sultan Lawyers is committed to “cutting through the noise” relating to COVID-19. Specifically, as employment lawyers (and counsel on related immigration matters) we are providing relevant information as it becomes…