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- Can I refuse to work to home school my kids to avoid them going back to school?
Can I refuse to work to home school my kids to avoid them going back to school? As schools in Ontario are going to open, many parents may still want to keep their children back home to avoid Covid-19. As a result, we have received questions regarding whether their parents can refuse to work because … Read more »
- Ontario Extends Support for Employers and Employees impacted by COVID-19 until January 2 2021
The challenges related to the Covid-19 pandemic and economic challenges have prompted the Ontario government to once again extend protection to prevent temporary layoffs from automatically becoming permanent job losses until January 2, 2021. Previously, the Ontario government had suspended the effec … Read more »
- Ontario Terminated the COVID-19 Declared Emergency and it will have catastrophic effects on CERB layoffs due to the Waksdale decision starting September 4th
Editors Note: On September 3rd the Ontario government issued a press release changing the date and extending the suspension until January 2021. Ontario’s Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (the “Act”) came into effect on July 24, 2020 and the Declared Emergency ended on t … Read more »
- Ontario Court of Appeal Decision Just Made Most Termination Clauses Invalid
Every once in a while, a court decision comes along that completely changes how contracts will be drafted going forward. We’ve seen how game-changing decisions on the wording of termination “without cause” provisions, and bonus and additional compensation entitlement provisions, have sent employers … Read more »
- Breaking Down Toronto’s Mandatory Mask By-law and What it Means for Employers
Starting July 7, 2020, it is mandatory to wear a mask or face covering in enclosed public places in Toronto. Mandatory use of masks is also referred to as Universal Masking. The by-law requires all owners/operators of establishments open to the public to do the following: Create a mask policy for yo … Read more »