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- Vaccine, Testing and Mask Mandates – Straight & Up Front – Can I be Fired if I Refuse to Comply?
A growing number of businesses in Ontario have begun implementing COVID-19 vaccine mandates for their employees. Some businesses are taking an all-or-nothing approach whereby if an employee refuses to comply with a mandatory vaccination policy, they will be fired. Other businesses are offering an al … Read more »
- Can Managers Refuse Overtime?
Refusing to work extra hours is risky business for managers. Like all regular employees, managers’ relationships with their employers are governed by Ontario’s Employment Standards Act (ESA). However, regulations under the Act also exempt those “whose work is supervisory or managerial in character” … Read more »
- The Transition from CERB to EI and Other Programs
At the beginning of the pandemic, a multitude of job losses following the emergency lockdown prompted the federal government to implement the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). CERB was set up to provide employed and self-employed Canadians who were affected by COVID-19 with financial support … Read more »
- ‘A pandemic after the pandemic’: Insurers brace for disability claims ‘deluge’ from mental, physical strain of crisis
Canadian employers got a break on their benefits plan costs last year as employees largely stayed home and avoided in-person health practitioners. But experts say the full cost of COVID-19 may only start to show up in the coming year, as mental health challenges, pandemic-delayed treatment for vario … Read more »
- What Employees Should Know About Workplace Vaccinations
By Jordan Reiner, Partner – Lecker & Associates When it comes to the COVID-19 vaccination, some employers are mandating that their employees be vaccinated before returning to the office. If you as an employee find yourself in a similar situation, you may be asking yourself, “can my employer force me … Read more »