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Gowling WLG
In an effort to both encourage and facilitate greater vaccination, the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia have recently undertaken steps to remove barriers to the vaccination efforts in their ...
Pallett Valo LLP
Last April, we wrote about the outbreak of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities, and the impact on residents and family members, of various protective measures and restrictions imposed either by the facility itself, ...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On April 29, 2021, Bill 284, COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, 2021, was introduced in the Ontario legislature. The Bill, which gives Ontario workers three paid sick days for COVID-19-related...
Bereskin & Parr LLP
This final installment of the article addresses what needs to be done after there has been rapid output of safe innovator vaccines (see Part I for scaling and Part II for safety).
Bereskin & Parr LLP
As discussed in Part I of this article, the fastest and most effective way to increase the supply of vaccines is to rely on vaccine innovators as partners in scaling up
Torys LLP
In Spencer v. Canada1, a group of current and former Canadian residents sought an interlocutory injunction suspending certain COVID-19 public health orders...
MLT Aikins LLP
In British Columbia some provincial restrictions are made by the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) under the Public Health Act and others under the Emergency Program Act (EPA).
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On April 29, 2021, the Government of Ontario stated that it plans to introduce the COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act. When passed, this legislation "would require employers to provide employees...
Miller Thomson LLP
On April 29, 2021, the COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, 2021 (the "Act") received Royal Assent in Ontario. The Act amends the Employment Standards Act, 2000 to require provincially-regulated...
After months of public pressure and an unsuccessful attempt to partner with the federal government to top up its Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (the CRSB)...
Blaney McMurtry LLP
On April 28, 2021, the Ontario Government announced it will introduce legislation titled the COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, which if passed will require employers to provide employees with up to three (3) days of paid leave ...
Aird & Berlis LLP
On April 29, 2021, the Government of Ontario announced that it would introduce new legislation that would provide for three (3) paid sick days for employees impacted by COVID-19.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
As more Canadians become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, provinces across Canada are implementing paid COVID-19 vaccination leave policies...
Gowling WLG
On April 16, 2021, the province of Ontario announced that it is strengthening enforcement of the current Stay-at-Home Order...
Littler - Canada
On April 20, 2021, Peel Public Health (Peel) and the City of Toronto Public Health (Toronto) announced they would be issuing Orders directing business closures in certain circumstances.
Aird & Berlis LLP
On February 2, 2021, we hosted a webinar on the Top Labour and Employment Trends from 2020. Among the most important subjects we discussed was employer strategies for responding to the pandemic...
CLC (Canadian Litigation Counsel)
As many of you already have heard, effective yesterday April 21, 2021, Alberta's Employment Standards Code ("the ESC") was amended to require Alberta employers to provide up to 3 hours of paid job...
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Special emergency measures, put in place on April 1, 2021, continue to apply in certain municipalities in the Capitale-Nationale Region (see below) and now apply in all municipalities in
Stikeman Elliott LLP
As Ontario works through the COVID-19 pandemic, the provincial government regularly issues and adjusts restrictions on commercial activity in response to the latest developments.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
On April 21, 2021, the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) announced that it will restore the Suspension Period by default for all new matters
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