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Mandatory Vaccination Policies for Employees: Enforceable or a Shot in the Dark?

Canada, USA - December 24 2020 At the time of writing, Health Canada has approved two COVID-19 vaccines, vaccinations of front-line health workers in Canada have begun, and there…

Dave J.G. McKechnie, Dianne Rideout, Shari Munk-Manel.

Sick, Lies, and Questionnaire: Arbitrators Uphold Terminations of Employees who Breached COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Canada - December 10 2020 As the COVID-19 (“COVID”) pandemic continues to turn many workplaces upside down, employers have implemented COVID protocols to facilitate a safe…

Dave J.G. McKechnie, Patrick Groom.

Ontario Employers be Aware: New Mandatory Screening Requirements for Ontario Workplaces

Canada - September 30 2020 Mandatory COVID-19 screening requirements for Ontario workplaces came into effect on September 26, 2020. Employers should take immediate steps to…

Patrick Groom.

Bill 195 Ends the State of Emergency: What Ontario Employers Should Know

Canada - August 10 2020 On July 24, 2020 the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act 2020, known colloquially as Bill 195 (“Bill 195”), came into effect…

chiedza museredza, Dave J.G. McKechnie.

Ontario Superior Court of Justice Sends Ontario Construction Employers Back to the Drawing Board

Canada - July 15 2020 In Ontario, employees are presumed to be entitled to reasonable notice of termination under common law unless an employment agreement clearly…

Dave J.G. McKechnie.