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Federal Government Extends & Amends Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Program

Canada - July 23 2020 On July 17, 2020, the federal government announced that it would extend the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program (“CEWS”) until December of 2020…

Many Municipalities Make Masks Mandatory

Canada - July 6 2020 Starting July 7, 2020, the City of Toronto will require businesses to ensure masks or face coverings are worn by the public in their enclosed public…

New Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Regime for Federally Regulated Employers

Canada - July 1 2020 As of January 1, 2021, the new stand-alone Work Place Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations (the “Regulations”) will come into force to…

Supreme Court of Canada Invalidates Uber Arbitration Clause in $400-Million Class Action

Canada - June 29 2020 On June 26, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in the highly publicized case of Heller v Uber Technologies Inc. The case arises…

Another Termination Clause Bites the Dust

Canada - June 22 2020 There is a presumption that an employee is entitled to common law reasonable notice upon termination of employment without cause. Employers may rebut…

Ontario Files New ESA Regulation Affecting COVID-19-Related Leaves, Temporary Layoffs & Constructive Dismissals

Canada - June 3 2020 If you are an Ontario employer who has implemented, or is considering implementing, temporary layoffs, wage reductions, or hours of work reductions…

The Canadian Employers’ Reopening Playbook (Part 4)

Canada - May 28 2020 As COVID-related restrictions begin to be lifted, employers are properly focused on ensuring that their workplaces and workforces are prepared for…

Federal Government Extends the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Canada - May 20 2020 On May 15, 2020, the Government of Canada announced that the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”) will be extended for an additional 12-week period…

Ontario Releases Safety Guidelines for Reopening to Protect Public from COVID-19

Canada - May 1 2020 As Ontario prepares to reopen the economy, the province is providing employers with the safety guidelines to protect workers, customers, and the…

Ontario Government Provides Pandemic Payments to Frontline Workers

Canada - April 29 2020 On April 25, 2020, the Ontario government announced that it is providing frontline staff with a temporary pandemic payment. The payment compensates…