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Torkin Manes LLP | Canada | 14 Jan 2021

Government Mandates Staying Home: Notes for Employers

On January 13, 2021 the Ontario Government issued an Emergency Order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, which includes a…

McMillan LLP | Canada | 30 Dec 2020

Ontario Superior Court of Justice Opines on Federal Termination Obligations

In recent years, Ontario courts have frequently ruled on employers’ termination obligations under the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000. However…

Gowling WLG | Canada | 21 Dec 2020

Ontario employers: ESA temporary layoff rules suspended until

On May 29, 2020, the province of Ontario introduced Ontario Regulation 228/20 - Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Regulation ("Regulation") under the…

Torkin Manes LLP | Canada | 18 Dec 2020

Ontario Government Further Extends the “COVID-19 Period” Under the ESA

On December 17, 2020 the Ontario government passed a new Regulation that further extends the timeline for when temporary lay-offs are deemed…

Torkin Manes LLP | Canada | 22 Oct 2020

If Employees Work Overtime, Employers Must Pay Despite Overtime Policies

In a recent class action proceeding which affected 31,000 CIBC customer service employees across Canada, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has…

Littler LLP | Canada | 7 Oct 2020

Ontario, Canada: Superior Court Determines Enforceability of Termination Clause

The Ontario Superior Court recently issued a decision in Sewell v. Provincial Fruit Co. Limited, 2020 ONSC 4406 (Sewell), applying the reasoning set…

WeirFoulds LLP | Canada | 28 Sep 2020

Uber Arbitration Agreement not so Uber

In my April 16, 2018, blog, I wrote about the Superior Court of Justice’s decision upholding the arbitration provisions in an Uber contract, and…

SpringLaw | Canada | 23 Sep 2020

Recalling Employees to Work: Considerations for Employers

Many employees were placed on layoffs in March 2020, when the shutdowns occurred. In Ontario, these layoffs were then converted into deemed…

Torkin Manes LLP | Canada | 14 Sep 2020

Ontario Government Extends Lay-Off Periods and Provides Further Temporary Relief Under the ESA

With the stated goal of protecting jobs and businesses, the Ontario government has extended the timeline for when temporary lay-offs are deemed…

McMillan LLP | Canada | 8 Sep 2020

Temporary Layoff and Constructive Dismissal Relief for Ontario Employers Extended to 2021

The Ontario government has updated its regulations under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) to extend the province’s “COVID-19” period to…
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