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Human Resources Legislative Update

The Ontario government has announced that the City of Toronto and Peel Region will move to Stage 2 of re-openings on June 24, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. For a summary of the conditions and restrictions on businesses re-opening, see our Human Resources Legislative Update post of June 9, 2020, Ontario Announces Stage 2 Regional Reopening….

Human Resources Legislative Update

The last week has seen numerous announcements and regulatory changes as the Ontario government continues to ease restrictions and permit more businesses to resume their operations. Effective June 19, 2020, Durham, Haldimand-Norfolk, Halton, Hamilton, Lambton, Niagara and York have been moved to Stage 2.

Human Resources Legislative Update

On June 8, 2020, the Ontario government announced that most public health unit regions outside of the “Golden Horseshoe” will be moving to Stage 2 effective June 12, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. The government’s online document sets out the complete list of regions which can move to Stage 2.

Human Resources Legislative Update

On June 3, 2020, the federal government announced new measures for the use of face coverings in the transportation sector. The backgrounder states that the use of face coverings will now be required for all employees who cannot maintain a distance of two metres from other workers, or from passengers. The new measures apply to…

Human Resources Legislative Update

On June 2, 2020, the Ontario government extended the declared emergency to June 30, 2020. This extension follows the government’s announcement on May 26, 2020 to extend most of the emergency orders currently in force. For details about the current orders, see our Human Resources Legislative Update post The Orders Made Under the Emergency Management…

Human Resources Legislative Update

On May 29, 2020, the Ontario government filed an Order made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act entitled the Management of Retirement Homes in Outbreak (Order). The Order authorizes the Registrar under the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 (Act) to issue a management order under section 91(1) of that Act (Registrar’s Order) where there…

Human Resources Legislative Update

On May 26, 2020 the Ontario government extended most of the emergency orders currently in force under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to June 9, 2020 (O. Reg. 226/20). Some of the emergency orders in place include the closure of non-essential businesses, restrictions on social gatherings of more than five people, and rules…

Human Resources Legislative Update

On May 22, 2020, Ontario’s Minister of Health (MOH) issued a notice of proposed regulation pertaining to interoperability specifications for digital health assets under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA). Under the proposed regulation, a “digital health asset” (DHA) means a product or service that uses electronic means to collect, use, modify, disclose,…