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Bill 88—Working for Workers Act, Part 2 passes third reading

Canada - April 13 2022 On April 7, 2022, Ontario’s Bill 88 (the “Bill”) passed third reading in the Legislature and is anticipated to receive Royal Assent in the coming days…

New Canada Labour Code regulations exempt certain transport drivers from hours of work and scheduling rules

Canada - January 7 2022 Effective February 1, 2022, new regulations made under the Canada Labour Code (the “Code”) will exempt specific classes of federally regulated…

Craig Armstrong

When are COVID-19 vaccination policies enforceable in unionized workplaces? A review of recent arbitration awards

Canada - November 16 2021 In two decisions released last week, labour arbitrators ruled upon the enforceability of workplace COVID-19 vaccination policies. In one decision,…

Thadsha Chandrakumaran

Government of Ontario providing financial relief to help employers cope with impacts of COVID-19

Canada - October 7 2021 On October 6, 2021, Monte McNaughton, the Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, announced a number of proposed changes that, if passed…

Arjun Gandhi

Ontario Human Rights Commission provides guidance for businesses navigating COVID-19 vaccination policies

Canada - September 24 2021 On September 22, 2021, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (the “OHRC”) released a policy statement on COVID-19 vaccine mandates and proof of vaccine…