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5 Things Employees Should Know About Canada’s New Emergency Response Benefit Program

On March 25, 2020, the Canadian government announced the streamlining of the COVID-19 emergency benefit programs by introducing the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit. The new program replaces the previously announced…

Top 3 Ways COVID-19 is Impacting Foreign Workers & Their Employers

Whether you are a foreign worker or an employer of foreign nationals, we know that COVID-19 is having a direct impact on you. This is because concerns about the spread…

Top 4 Things to Know about Ontario’s New Leave of Absence Provisions

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Ontario government is expanding the number of approved workplace leaves of absence available to employees. Under the expanded provisions, employees have the right…

THE FIRST FIVE THINGS YOU SHOULD DO IF YOU HAVE BEEN LAID OFF

1. Seek Professional Legal Advice It is important to be mindful of the fact that layoffs and terminations of employment are not the same things. While they can be easily confused,…

I’ve Been Laid Off Due to COVID-19: A Guide for Employees

Uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 continues to grow and the resulting social distancing and self-isolation directives bring new challenges to Canada’s workforce. Given the economic challenges that Canadian employers are facing, it…

Sultan Lawyers COVID-19 Statement

We are committed to the health and safety of our community during this time of great concern. Our business remains open, but our lawyers and staff are working remotely to…

Sultan Lawyers COVID-19 Alert: Employment Issues

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sultan Lawyers is providing periodic feedback to bring clarity to important matters for the labour market. This will take the form of the latest…

Employee Health in a Global Economy: Protecting Workers From Coronavirus & Other Threats

The world economy is continuing to rapidly globalize. Every household in Canada contains products that were produced outside of Canada and our economy is increasingly dependent on the willingness of…

Employment Law in 2020: The Road Ahead

As we discussed in a blog posted earlier this week, 2019 saw significant employment issues debated in court. The new year will bring even more interesting decisions that will impact…