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Employment issues related to COVID-19

This website contains general legal information only. The information on this page is meant to provide insight during this unprecedented occurrence. The developments related to COVID-19 are emerging at a rapid pace and changing constantly. No one should act, or refrain from acting, based solely upon the information provided on this website. If you need specific legal advice based on your particular circumstances, you should contact our firm at 416-214-5111.

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COVID-19 Related Posts

See all of our posts and updates regarding the COVID-19 Virus below

Update on Vaccines in the Workplace

The COVID-19 vaccine has become widely available with approximately 44% of eligible Ontarians now fully vaccinated. The increase in vaccination leads to more questions surrounding the enforceability of vaccination policies…

Canada Eases Covid-19 Quarantine Restrictions: What You Need to Know

The Public Health Agency of Canada has recently announced that as of 11:59 pm on July 5th, 2021, Canada will be easing its mandatory two-week quarantine restrictions on non-essential travel.…

Mental Health in the Workplace: Understanding Your Rights

Mental illness is a leading cause of disability in Canada, with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health estimating that at least 500,000 Canadians miss work every week due to…

I have been temporarily laid off: Can I receive a severance package?

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to extremely high levels of layoffs. There are, in essence, two types of layoffs: temporary and permanent. In the event of a permanent layoff, the…

Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Set to Expire in July

Over the past year, Ontario implemented the Infectious Disease Emergency Leave regulation. The leave essentially paused the typical employer liabilities in relation to temporary layoffs, reduced hours, and reduced wages…

Rights and Obligations: Health and Safety of Foreign Workers

The importance of permanent immigration to Canada’s prosperity is well understood. What is less well known is the critical role that temporary foreign workers play in Canada’s economic prosperity. For…

Ontario’s April State of Emergency and Stay at Home Order: What does it Mean for You?

As of 12:01 am April 8, 2021, the province of Ontario entered a state of emergency and province-wide stay-at-home order due to an increase in COVID-19 infections throughout the province.…

Non-Compliance with Health Directives at Work: The Impact on Your Employment

There is little doubt that COVID-19 has been an extraordinarily difficult time. From the loss of family members and exhausted front-line workers to the spike in unemployment and severe disruption…