October 07, 2021 by Larysa Workewych in Employment and Labour, General
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Federal Pay Equity Act came into force August 31, 2021 – what employers need to know

The Pay Equity Act[1] (the “Act”), which received royal assent in December 2018, finally came into force nearly three years […]

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October 07, 2021 by Larysa Workewych in COVID-19, Employment and Labour
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Vaccine mandate introduced for federally regulated public servants

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced that all federal public servants in the core public administration, including […]

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June 17, 2021 by Larysa Workewych in General
  • Comments Off on $2.5 million payroll threshold for ESA severance pay includes global – not just Ontario – payroll, says Ontario Division Court

$2.5 million payroll threshold for ESA severance pay includes global – not just Ontario – payroll, says Ontario Division Court

Ontario employers have long understood that if their annual Ontario payroll (total wages paid to employees in Ontario in a […]

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December 21, 2020 by Larysa Workewych in COVID-19
  • Comments Off on Deemed infectious disease emergency leave (IDEL) extended and new supports for unionized employers

Deemed infectious disease emergency leave (IDEL) extended and new supports for unionized employers

On Thursday, December 17, 2020, the Government of Ontario filed Ontario Regulation 764/20[1] and Ontario Regulation 765/20[2], changing the temporary […]

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October 02, 2020 by Larysa Workewych in COVID-19
  • Comments Off on Canada’s Post-CERB Landscape and Expansion of the Canada Labour Code’s COVID-19 Leave

Canada’s Post-CERB Landscape and Expansion of the Canada Labour Code’s COVID-19 Leave

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) has ended, but the pandemic has not. The Federal Government’s replacement benefit landscape is […]

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September 01, 2020 by Larysa Workewych in Employment Standards
  • Comments Off on Consolidated framework for workplace harassment and violence coming into force for federally regulated employers

Consolidated framework for workplace harassment and violence coming into force for federally regulated employers

Federally regulated employers may need to assess and revise their current harassment and violence in the workplace policies. The Government […]

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