Preparing Your Business: The New Federal Workplace Harassment and Violence Regulations

As of January 1, 2021, the new Work Place Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations will come into force, placing significant obligations on employers aimed at preventing harassment and violence in the workplace. In this webinar we will take a closer look at the obligations set out in the new regulations and discuss how to incorporate the changes into your workplace policies and procedures.

Ontario Government Announces Extension of Temporary Relief from ESA Termination and Severance Provisions

On Thursday, September 3, 2020, the Ontario government announced that it would be extending the temporary relief measures from the termination and severance provisions of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) until January 2, 2021. The temporary measures are found in Ontario Regulation 228/20, Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (IDEL Regulation), and had been set to expire today (September 4, 2020). The IDEL Regulation has been amended to define the “COVID-19 period” as that period beginning on March 1, 2020 and ending on January 2, 2021

Eleanor A. Vaughan

Eleanor assists employers and management in resolving litigation and legal disputes, whether through principled settlement negotiations or courtroom advocacy.

Julia N. Ferreira

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Julia provides advice to employers and management in both the private and public section on a wide range of labour and employment issues.

Details of Extensive Changes to Employment Insurance and Canada Emergency Response Benefit Announced

In the latest evolution of the federal government’s response to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, on August 19, 2020, amendments to the Employment Insurance Act (EI Act) were published and, on August 20, 2020, the government announced new measures to support affected Canadians who continue to be unable to work due to COVID-19.

Ontario Extends Orders Relating to COVID-19

On August 20, 2020, the Ontario government announced that most orders made as a result of COVID-19 are extended to September 22, 2020 (subject to exceptions below). These orders were initially made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act and, with the end of the declared emergency on July 24, 2020, were extended under…