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

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
  • Comments Off on Vaccine mandate introduced for federally regulated public servants

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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September 17, 2021 by April Kosten in Alberta, COVID-19, Employment and Labour, General
  • Comments Off on What Alberta’s new restrictions mean for employers and their business

What Alberta’s new restrictions mean for employers and their business

Note: This post has been updated to reflect the changes made to the Restrictions Exemption Program on September 18, 2021. […]

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September 17, 2021 by Meaghen Russell in COVID-19, General, Ontario
  • Comments Off on Deemed IDEL extended to end of 2021: What this means for Ontario employers

Deemed IDEL extended to end of 2021: What this means for Ontario employers

Ontario’s deemed infectious disease emergency leave (IDEL) has been further extended, just a week before it was expected to end […]

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September 16, 2021 by April Kosten in COVID-19
  • Comments Off on Alberta Human Rights Tribunal dismisses mask policy complaints

Alberta Human Rights Tribunal dismisses mask policy complaints

As a result of COVID-19, many businesses have developed and implemented mandatory masking policies. The Alberta Human Rights Tribunal recently […]

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September 02, 2021 by Meaghen Russell in COVID-19, Occupational Health and Safety, Workers' Compensation
  • Comments Off on Ontario extends its COVID-19 paid sick pay program to December 31, 2021

Ontario extends its COVID-19 paid sick pay program to December 31, 2021

On August 31, 2021 the Ontario government announced that it is extending the Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit (“WIPB”) […]

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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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June 11, 2021 by Kyle Isherwood in COVID-19
  • Comments Off on Two wins for employers: Judge decides IDEL is NOT a constructive dismissal and IDEL extended to September 25

Two wins for employers: Judge decides IDEL is NOT a constructive dismissal and IDEL extended to September 25

Judge declares infectious disease leave is not constructive dismissal Faced with COVID-19’s unprecedented impact on their businesses, a number of […]

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June 01, 2021 by Pamela Chan Ebejer in COVID-19
  • Comments Off on Mandatory immunization policies (not vaccination) for Ontario long-term care homes

Mandatory immunization policies (not vaccination) for Ontario long-term care homes

On May 31, 2021, the Ontario Minister of Long-Term Care issued a directive under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 […]

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May 21, 2021 by Cristina Wendel in General
  • Comments Off on Alberta Government provides list of exempt workplaces, clarifying recent COVID-19 public health orders regarding workplace closures

Alberta Government provides list of exempt workplaces, clarifying recent COVID-19 public health orders regarding workplace closures

In follow up to a recent Dentons Employment and Labour Blog Post detailing recent public health orders in Alberta (CMOH […]

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