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CANADA: COVID-19 and the Temporary Layoff of Employees

March 20 2020 Note: In light of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 crisis, it is possible that the layoff laws in Canada may be amended. Employers should consult with…

Employment & Labour in Canada - Ontario

January 1 2019 A structured guide to employment and labour law in Canada - Ontario

Canada: How Should Employers Respond to Employees Who Have Childcare Obligations During COVID-19?

August 20 2020 When the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically changed the state of the world in March 2020 and made employees’ normal childcare arrangements generally…

Ontario, Canada Arbitrator Upholds Employer’s Compulsory Rapid COVID-19 Testing Policy

July 14 2021 In EllisDon Construction Ltd. v. Labourers’ International Union of North America, Local 183, 2021 CanLII 50159, an Arbitrator in Ontario decided that…

Canada: Toronto Medical Officer of Health Effectively Mandates that Employers Institute COVID-19 Vaccination Policies

August 25 2021 On August 20, 2021, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health (TMOH) issued a statement effectively mandating that local employers institute a workplace…

Canada: Another Arbitrator Dismisses Grievance Disputing Mandatory Vaccination Policy

May 19 2022 On April 27, 2022, in Canada Post Corporation v. Canadian Union of Postal Workers (Canada Post), Arbitrator Thomas Joliffe, Q.C. Dismissed a union…

Ontario, Canada: Appeal Court Declines to Resolve Whether Employees Laid Off During Pandemic May Claim Constructive Dismissal at Common Law

May 18 2022 On May 12, 2022, the Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) released its long-awaited decision in Taylor v. Hanley Hospitality Inc., 2022 ONCA 376 (Hanley…

British Columbia, Canada Court of Appeal Upholds Determination That Three Taxi Drivers Are Employees

May 13 2022 In Beach Place Ventures Ltd. v. Employment Standards Tribunal, 2022 BCCA 147, the British Columbia Court of Appeal (BCCA) upheld a determination by…

Ontario, Canada: Some Employees May Be Entitled to Paid Time Off to Vote in June 2nd Provincial Election

May 12 2022 The 2022 Ontario General Election will take place on June 2, 2022. Voters will elect members of the provincial government to serve in the Legislative…

Alberta, Canada Human Rights Tribunal Reminds Employees They Have Duties in the Workplace Accommodation Process

May 6 2022 In Zupcic v Saputo Foods Limited, 2022 AHRC 13 (Saputo), the Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta (Tribunal) dismissed an employee’s complaint that that…