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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

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…

Should My Employer Consider the Pandemic In my Severance Package?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues many employees are having their employment terminated without cause. It is important to consider the impact of the pandemic on employee’s entitlements upon the termination…

Federal Program Targets Post-Graduate Employment for International Students in Canada

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact not only on Canada’s labour market but also on the incoming workforce, included graduating and international students, who are looking to…

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…