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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

Helping You Understand Your Rights When Your Employment Comes to an End

COVID-19 has had a profound impact on the Canadian labour market. From lay-offs to reduced schedules, to permanent dismissals, employees (and their employers) have been severely impacted since the onset…

Travelling to Canada During COVID-19? Here’s What You Need to Know

The rapidly evolving travel bans, restrictions, and policies have made it increasingly difficult to keep up-to-date with the requirements of travelling to Canada from abroad. While travelling to Canada on…

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…

Employee Rights While Working From Home

With the holiday season in full swing and the announcement of new lockdown measures in Ontario, many employees will be carrying out their employment duties from home over the holiday…

Terminations, Second Wave Layoffs & Safety Measures: What Employees & Employers Need to Know

The second wave of the pandemic is unfortunately well underway in Ontario and across the country. In response, the Government of Ontario has released a new framework to keep the…

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…