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Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Upheld

Canada - January 12 2022 Over the past few months, there have been three previous decisions concerning the enforceability of mandatory workplace vaccination policies…

Ontario Arbitrators Continue to Uphold Terminations of Employees who Breach COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Canada - January 12 2022 As previously reported, Ontario labour arbitrators have found that attending work in breach of employer COVID-19 ("COVID") protocols and/or lying…

Victor Kim

A Rock and a Hard Place: Owner, Employer, and Constructor Liability Under the OHSA

Canada - December 3 2021 The decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Ontario (Labour) v Sudbury (City) interpreted the definition of an "employer" to, arguably, broaden…

Mandatory Vaccination Policy: “Reasonable, Enforceable”

Canada - November 11 2021 As the pandemic persists, labour arbitrators have consistently upheld and enforced reasonable employer policies aimed at preventing the spread of…

Victor Kim, Dave J.G. McKechnie

Vaccination Mandates in the Construction Industry - What You Need to Know

Canada - October 12 2021 Vaccination mandates have become a hot topic as employers and businesses across the country seek to establish and implement vaccination policies to…

Annik Forristal