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Bill 96 Comes into Law: What Employers with Québec-based Employees Need to Know About the Enhanced French Language Requirements

Canada - June 1 2022 On June 1, 2022, the Québec National Assembly passed Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec, introducing…

Ontario Court of Appeal Outlines a New, More Onerous Version of the ESA’s Wilful Misconduct Standard

Canada - April 26 2022 In Render v. ThyssenKrupp Elevator (Canada) Limited Group, the Ontario Court of Appeal redefined wilful misconduct under the Employment Standards Act…

Ontario Passes Bill 88, Working for Workers Act, 2022

Canada - April 25 2022 On April 11, 2022 Bill 88, Working for Workers Act, 2022 received royal assent, introducing significant changes to a number of employment-related…

Ontario to Move to Next Phase of Reopening on February 17, 2022

Canada - February 15 2022 On February 14, 2022, the Ontario government announced that the province will be moving to the next phase of reopening earlier than anticipated, with…

Modernizing Quebec’s Occupational Health and Safety Regime

Canada - February 7 2022 In October 2021, the Quebec Government passed Bill 59, An Act to modernize the occupational health and safety regime. The Bill makes…

Ontario Moves to a Modified Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen

Canada - February 4 2022 On January 20, 2022 the Ontario government announced that the province will move to a modified Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen, pursuant to Ontario…

Enhanced Leaves of Absence under the Canada Labour Code as Bill C-3 Passes

Canada - January 12 2022 The federal government passed Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canada Labour Code on December 17, 2021. While Bill C-2…

Additional Relief and Leaves of Absence for Reasons Related to COVID-19: Bill C-2

Canada - January 12 2022 Just before the end of 2021, the Canadian Government passed Bill C-2, An Act to provide further support in response to COVID-19. Amongst…

Ontario Government Returns to Modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen

Canada - January 6 2022 On January 3rd, 2022, the Ontario government announced that, in response to the dangers of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, the province is temporarily…

Deemed Infectious Disease Emergency Leave and Paid COVID Sick Leave Extended Again to July 2022

Canada - December 17 2021 On December 9, 2021, the Ontario Government filed a regulation that extended the COVID-19 Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (“Deemed…