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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.

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.

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.

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 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.