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- New Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Policy for Federally Regulated Employers
On June 24, 2020, the federal government announced that the Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations will come into effect on January 1, 2021. This new Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention policy will modify the existing rules regarding workplace harassment and violence for f … Read more »
- Ontario Has Revoked its Declaration of Emergency – What Does This Mean For Your Employment?
On March 17, 2020, the provincial government declared an emergency Order due to Covid-19. The declared emergency was extended, most recently until July 24, 2020. During this time, the Ontario government made changes to the Ontario Employment Standards Act which permitted employers to cite Covid-19 a … Read more »
- The Termination Clauses You Signed May Be Void: Recent Ruling by Ontario Court of Appeal
The recent ruling by the Ontario Court of Appeal in Wakesdale vs. Swegon North America (ONCA 391 2020) has the potential to void many termination provisions within employment contracts. Accordingly, the ruling touched upon key factors relating to termination clauses, including the interpretation of … Read more »
- Accommodation Issues Impacted by COVID-19: Re-Opening During the Pandemic
As the economy gradually re-opens in Ontario, there are a few accommodation issues impacted by COVID-19 that both employers and employees should be aware of; these accommodation issues also intersect with prohibited grounds of discrimination under human rights law.There are a few groups that COVID-1 … Read more »
- FIRED: Am I Entitled to a Longer Notice Period (Severance) During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Severances are payment in lieu of a notice period of one’s employment ending. Severances or a notice period are required by law as a means to assist an employee to transition into comparable alternative employment. As such, the length of the notice period will vary in accordance with how long it is … Read more »