Human Resources Legislative Update

Ontario Announces Stage 2 Regional Reopening

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

New Measures for Use of Face Coverings in Transportation Sector

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…

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Addressing the Cyber Risks of Remote Work – Personal Devices and Leakage

Based on all reports, the global pandemic and the resulting move to “work from home” has caused the cyber risk to organizations to elevate. As organizations move beyond the immediacy of the crises and begin to plan for the medium term, it is a good time to revisit cyber security and, in particular, the risks associated with increased reliance on remote work.

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Addressing the Cyber Risks of Remote Work – Physical Security Risks

Based on all reports, the global pandemic and the resulting move to “work from home” has caused the cyber risk to organizations to elevate. As organizations move beyond the immediacy of the crises and begin to plan for the medium term, it is a good time to revisit cyber security and, in particular, the risks associated with increased reliance on remote work.

Human Resources Legislative Update

Ontario Extends Declared Emergency to June 30

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…

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Ontario Issues Order Relating to Management of Retirement Homes Where Residents at Risk Due to COVID-19

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…

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Ontario Government Provides Temporary Relief from ESA Termination and Severance Provisions in Response to COVID-19

On Friday, May 29, 2020, the Ontario government published a new regulation under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) that is intended to provide temporary relief from the ESA’s termination and severance provisions for employers whose operations have been shut down or otherwise curtailed by COVID-19 – O. Reg. 228/20, Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (IDEL Regulation).