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July 29, 2021

Arbitrator Provides Clarity on COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program

By Brandin O'Connor and Jozef Hadlaw-Murray

On June 10, 2021, a labour arbitrator in EllisDon Construction Ltd. v Labourers' International Union of North America, Local 183 found that the emp...

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June 17, 2021

Ontario Employers Will Be Liable For Severance Payments If The Company’s Global Payroll Is $2.5 million Or More

By Hendrik Nieuwland and Nicole Jakobek

Under section 64 of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) an employee is qualified to receive severance pay if their employment is...

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June 10, 2021

Employees Temporarily Laid Off Under Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (IDEL) Not Constructively Dismissed at Common Law

By Todd Weisberg and Nicole Jakobek

As discussed previously on our blog here, on May 29, 2020, Ontario Regulation 228/20 (“the Regulation”) was passed under the Employment...

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May 13, 2021

Ontario Requires Paid Sick Leave

By Brandin O'Connor and Mackenzie Anderson

On April 29, 2021, the Government of Ontario introduced a paid sick leave plan through Bill 284, COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act. The Bill,...

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May 10, 2021

Superior Court of Justice Confirms that Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Does Not Preclude Employees’ Common Law Right to Claim Constructive Dismissal

By Nicole Jakobek and Kenji Nuhn

As discussed previously on our blog here, on May 29, 2020, Ontario Regulation 228/20 (“the Regulation”) was passed under the Employment...

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February 3, 2021

Can the COVID-19 Pandemic Impact Notice Periods?

By Hendrik Nieuwland and Mackenzie Anderson

On January 18, 2021, the Superior Court of Justice, in Yee v Hudson’s Bay Company, 2021 ONSC 387, appears to have addressed the question of w...

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