Is it time to update your vaccination policy?
It’s been three long years of ever-changing expectations about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As governments and organizations are reassessing the cost/benefit analysis of risk reduction measures, mandatory vaccination policies are front and centre. Now that the Ontario government i…View the post titled Is it time to update your vaccination policy?
Ontario Government extends worker Income Protection Benefit while ending leave for employees on layoff
The Ontario Government has introduced a number of leaves and programs for both employees and employers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. One of these, the Ontario Income Protection Benefit, gave employees up to three days of paid infectious disease emergency leave (“IDEL”) as long as their a…View the post titled Ontario Government extends worker Income Protection Benefit while ending leave for employees on layoff
Can an employee’s involvement in the Freedom Convoy protests result in their termination of employment?
As we all know, life’s events are constantly being photographed, posted, tweeted, and shared. It seems that keeping our private lives private, has become less and less of a reality as the years go by. As a result, keeping a separation between employees “on-duty conduct” and “off-duty conduct…View the post titled Can an employee’s involvement in the Freedom Convoy protests result in their termination of employment?
Return to the office: Struggling with employees unwilling or unable to return
About one year ago, I blogged on various employer considerations for both hybrid and entirely remote work, including location, duration, frequency, home office requirements, legal compliance, etc. See my remote work blog for details. It was already clear at that time that employers were goin…View the post titled Return to the office: Struggling with employees unwilling or unable to return
Civil Liability and COVID-19
COVID-19 mandates have become increasingly politicized over recent months. The many who descended on Parliament Hill in late January to protest COVID-related government restrictions are one extreme example of the rising dichotomy in Canada. However, what many Canadians may be unaware of is t…View the post titled Civil Liability and COVID-19
Three things Ontario employers can do this week to limit employment liability in 2022
Happy new year! Let’s hope that this is the beginning of the end of COVID-19. To start the year off with something light but action-oriented, I thought I would propose three things that you can do this week to help get your organization started off on the right foot in 2022 from an employment law...View the post titled Three things Ontario employers can do this week to limit employment liability in 2022
As a Canadian permanent resident, can I travel outside Canada without the Permanent Residence Card during COVID-19?
Since March 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (‘IRCC’) have being abstaining from the traditional in-person permanent residence landing appointments to validate Confirmation of Permanent Residence (‘CoPR’). Instead, the IRCC have been completing virtual landing and issuing e…View the post titled As a Canadian permanent resident, can I travel outside Canada without the Permanent Residence Card during COVID-19?
Canadian border-crossing updates – November 30, 2021
Starting today, November 30, 2021, the following COVID-19 vaccines are accepted by the Government of Canada for international travel in addition to the vaccines that have been recognized earlier this year: Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C); Sinopharm (Beijing) BBIBP-CorV (Vero Cells);…View the post titled Canadian border-crossing updates – November 30, 2021
Sponsorship applications: Parents and Grandparents Program 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially challenging for those Canadians whose parents and grandparents are foreign nationals living outside Canada. Many Canadian citizens and permanent residents attempted to apply to sponsor their loved ones in 2020 but were unsuccessful in obtaining invit…View the post titled Sponsorship applications: Parents and Grandparents Program 2021
Are COVID-19 unemployment payments deductible from wrongful dismissal damages?
When the COVID-19 pandemic led to widespread layoffs in Q2 2020, the Canadian government introduced the unprecedented Canada Emergency Recovery Benefit (or “CERB”). CERB was retired in September 2020 and was replaced with (among other things) the EI Emergency Response Benefit (“EI ERB”) and …View the post titled Are COVID-19 unemployment payments deductible from wrongful dismissal damages?
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