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COVID-19 Related Posts

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


Back in March 2020, the Ontario Government passed legislation to implement the Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Regulation  (also known as IDEL) to allow employees to take unpaid, job-protected leave for…

Can I Refuse to Return to Work Because of COVID-19 Concerns?

As vaccination rates increase, more employers are requiring employees to return to work, either by recalling employees from a layoff or by directing employees to return to the office after…

My Employer Implemented a Mandatory Vaccine Policy: Do I Need to Comply?

As employers implement mandatory vaccination policies, many employees are wondering whether they are obliged to comply with such policies and what repercussions they may legally face if they do not.…

Employer Obligations & Considerations on Election Day 2021

A federal election is taking place on September 20, 2021, and, as such, Canadians will be headed to the polls to elect their members to Parliament, and subsequently, elect the…

Ontario Directive on Vaccine Policies in Health Care Settings

The Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health recently issued Directive #6 COVID-19 Vaccine Policy in Health Care Settings (the “Directive”) regarding the implementation of a mandatory vaccine policies for employees,…

Should My Employer Consider the Pandemic in My Severance Package?

Over the past year, employees, employers, and courts have been grappling with whether the COVID-19 pandemic should be a consideration in determining an employee’s notice and entitlements following a termination…

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.…