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September 25, 2020

COVID-19 Period Extended: Relief From Deemed Termination Provisions, Emergency Leave Extended to January 2, 2021

By Mallory Adams and Kenji Nuhn

On September 3, 2020, the Ontario government enacted Ontario Regulation 492/20, extending the COVID-19 period under Ontario Regulation 228/20 (&ldq...

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June 3, 2020

WSIA Update: Bill 191 to Create Rebuttable Presumption that COVID-19 Positive Test Caused by Essential Workplace Exposure

By Brandin O'Connor and Domenica Moran

On May 19, 2020, Bill 191 – An Act to Amend the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 with respect to presumptions in connection with COVI...

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June 1, 2020

New Amendment to the Employment Standards Act Places Employees Temporarily Laid Off Due to COVID-19 on Emergency Leave and Relieves Employers of Deemed Termination Provisions

By Todd Weisberg and Domenica Moran

On May 29, 2020, Ontario Regulation 228/20 (“the Regulation”) was passed under the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”).  ...

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May 22, 2020

Update on the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) and Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA)

By Hendrik Nieuwland, Brandin O'Connor and Domenica Moran

Applications for the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) On May 20, 2020, the Federal Government announced that applications for th...

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May 20, 2020

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Extended to August 29, 2020

By Hendrik Nieuwland, Todd Weisberg and Domenica Moran

On May 15, 2020, the Federal Government announced the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) would be extended to August 29, 2020, to continue suppor...

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May 19, 2020

Federal Government Expands Eligibility for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

By Hendrik Nieuwland, Mallory Adams and Domenica Moran

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that eligibility for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) will be expanded to capture many o...

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