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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

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…

Job Loss After Raising Concerns About Discrimination: Employee Rights

The year 2020 will undoubtedly be remembered as a particularly difficult one for the workplace.  Not only has COVID-19 had a dramatic and transformative impact on the organization of the…

Back to School & Return to Work: What if the Two Don’t Mix?

With schools set to re-open in Ontario, many parents are considering what impact return to school plans will have on their ability to return to the workplace.   Since parents…

How to Manage Work Refusals During a Pandemic

COVID-19 continues to present a serious challenge to the Canadian public and economy. Even while governments and companies work towards finding an effective vaccine, efforts continue to support a recovery…

Why Employers Have to Decide Whether to Recall Employees Before September 4th

On July 24, 2020, with the passing of Bill 195 (Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act 2020) the declared provincial state of emergency related to COVID-19 ended. Below,…

Immigration & Labour Mobility in the COVID-19 Era

COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on Canada’s immigration and labour mobility policies. Many foreign nationals are currently prohibited from entering Canada until further notice. New travel policies and/or exemptions…