September 28, 2020 by Adrian Miedema in COVID-19
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Ontario employers now legally required to screen employees coming to work – using the government’s “Screening Tool”

Ontario’s “Stage 3” Regulation now requires employers to conduct employee screening for COVID-19 whenever employees come to work, using questions […]

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September 04, 2020 by Julia Dales in Employment Standards
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Never mind… Ontario’s Infectious Disease Emergency Leave is not ending September 4, 2020

In May 2020, the Government of Ontario made O. Reg. 228/20 under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA), which converted […]

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September 01, 2020 by Larysa Workewych in Employment Standards
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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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August 26, 2020 by Alison Walsh in General
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Episode 5: Paid sick leave for Canadian workers

Despite the uncertainty of the last few months, the Canadian economy is finally reopening and employees are returning to work. Tune in […]

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August 10, 2020 by Alison Walsh in COVID-19, General
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Episode 4: Written employment agreements – benefits and pitfalls to avoid

In episode four of the Canadian Employment and Labour law podcast, host Alison Walsh is joined by Sarah Sobierajtodiscuss the benefits of written […]

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July 22, 2020 by Alison Walsh in COVID-19, General
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Podcast Episode 3: Managing remote working risks

COVID-19 has significantly disrupted what it means for an employee “to go to work.” Instead of physically being in the […]

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July 21, 2020 by Stefanie Chimienti in Employment Standards
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Another Termination Clause Bites the Dust

Employers do not usually draft employment contracts with the future in mind. However, in a recent decision, the Ontario Superior […]

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July 15, 2020 by Alison Walsh in General
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Podcast Episode 2: Supporting remote working

COVID-19 has significantly disrupted what it means for an employee “to go to work”. Instead of physically being in the […]

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July 08, 2020 by Alison Walsh in General
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Podcast Episode 1: COVID-19 workplace safety plans

Across Canada we are seeing some COVID-19 restrictions being lifted and business begin to reopen. Whether businesses are currently operating […]

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June 22, 2020 by Stefanie Chimienti in Employment Standards
  • Comments Off on Employers Beware: Your severability clause may not save your enforceable “without cause” termination provision

Employers Beware: Your severability clause may not save your enforceable “without cause” termination provision

On June 17, 2020, the Ontario Court of Appeal made a significant ruling in the decision of Waksdale v Swegon […]

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