Information About Developments In Employment, Labour, And Human Rights Law
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- COVID-19 FAQ #7 – What you need to know about terminations during COVID-19
This seventh series of FAQ about employment law during COVID-19 addresses questions surrounding terminations of employment.Is it legal for an employer to terminate employment during COVID-19? Yes. This pandemic has not altered an employer’s fundamental right to terminate an employee’s employment for … Read more »
- COVID-19 FAQ #6 – All About Employee Recalls from Layoffs
With the Ford government allowing some retail stores to re-open, many Ontario employees are being recalled back to work. Here are frequently asked questions about employee recalls.Does an Employer have to give a timeline of when an employee will be recalled?No. Employers are not required to provide … Read more »
- COVID-19 FAQ #5 – Is it legal to order an employee to take vacation instead of a layoff?
Another commonly asked question during COVID-19 is how are vacation or other leaves of absences affected during this pandemic?Can an employer order an employee to take vacation instead of laying them off?Yes. The Ontario Employment Standards Act gives Ontario employers the power to schedule employee … Read more »
- COVID-19 FAQ #4 – What are an Employee's Options During a Layoff
Now that many employees have been laid off due to the coronavirus outbreak, employees and employers are wondering what happens next? This post discusses employee options and outcomes after they have been laid off for some time. An important theme throughout these questions is the concept of construc … Read more »
- COVID-19 FAQ #3 – Can an employee refuse to work because of COVID-19?
Amid the coronavirus outbreak in Ontario, many employees are concerned that attending the workplace will expose them to COVID-19. This post discusses the legal issues surrounding a refusal to work.Can an employee refuse unsafe work?Yes. Under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), mo … Read more »