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May 16, 2022

Ontario Court of Appeal Dodges Determining Whether IDEL Layoff is Constructive Dismissal

By Todd Weisberg and Lexa Cutler

Ontario employers have been waiting for certainty on whether the Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (“IDEL”) displaces laid off employe...

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May 16, 2022

ONCA Finds Sexual Harassment Amounts to Just Cause for Dismissal but Not Willful Misconduct

By Lexa Cutler

In a recent decision, Render v. ThyssenKrupp Elevator (Canada) Limited, the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld the just cause termination of an employe...

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March 10, 2022

Ontario Eliminates Vaccine Passports, What Does This Mean for Vaccination Policies?

By Nicole Jakobek and Jozef Hadlaw-Murray

On March 1, 2022, the Government of Ontario lifted various COVID-19 restrictions and measures, aimed at moving the province to the second stage of ...

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January 5, 2022

Ontario Moves to Modified Step 2 in Response to Omicron: Employees Required to Work Remotely Unless Nature of Work Requires Them to be On-Site

By Todd Weisberg and Jozef Hadlaw-Murray

On January 3, 2022, the Ontario government announced that due to the staggering COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates related to the Omicron...

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December 3, 2021

New Act Bans Non-Compete Clauses, Mandates the Creation of a Disconnecting from Work Policy

By Hendrik Nieuwland and Jozef Hadlaw-Murray

On December 2, 2021, the Ontario Government gave Royal Assent to the Working for Workers Act, 2021. The Act will result in several major employment...

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October 27, 2021

Federal Government Provides Guidance on What ROE Codes Employers Should Use for Employees Who Fail to Comply with COVID-19 Vaccination Policies

By Jozef Hadlaw-Murray

On October 15, 2021, the Employment and Social Development Canada (“ESDC”) department of the federal government provided guidance on ho...

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