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If my employer tells me to stay home, do they have to pay me?

While there are exceptions, if a business advises its employees to stay at home as a precaution, employees should be paid. This is because the employer has contracted for the…

Can my employer require me to use vacation days to cover any absences from work as a reaction to COVID-19?

The short answer is yes. In Ontario, under the Employment Standards Act (ESA), employers are entitled to choose when an employee can take their vacation time. Employers may schedule vacations…