Considerations for Returning to the Workplace

Key Considerations for Returning to the Workplace

Considerations for Returning to the Workplace As Ontario eases several restrictions and as more employees continue to receive full vaccinations, employers are increasingly turning their mind to recalling their staff back to work in the office. While each workplace will have its own unique considerations, a flexible plan which guides such a return can ease […]

IDEL Layoffs Constitute a Constructive Dismissal

Constructive Dismissal

IDEL Layoffs Constitute a Constructive Dismissal – Important Update from the Ontario Superior Court Since the introduction of the Infectious Disease Emergency Leave in May 2020, there has been great speculation as to its impact on the ability of employees who have been laid off due to COVID-19 to claim constructive dismissal. Pre-pandemic, most layoffs would constitute […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: Ontario Government Extends Infectious Disease Emergency Leave to January 2, 2021

Infectious Disease Emergency Leave

The Infectious Disease Emergency Leave provisions initially slated to end on September 4, 2020, six weeks after the State of Emergency ended in Ontario, have been further extended until January 2, 2021. On May 29, 2020, the Ontario Government introduced O. Reg. 228/20: Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (‘IDEL”). This temporary provision under the Employment Standards Act, […]