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Siskinds LLP
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic many employers were forced to reduce their workforces (often by placing employees on layoff) due to closures or declines in business because of the public health emergency.
Stringer LLP
The Ontario Superior Court has ruled that an employer that implemented a layoff during the pandemic, which was "deemed" by the Ontario...
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP
The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on common law reasonable notice periods is still unclear.
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice held that an employer's failure to abide by the very termination provision it drafted amounted to a repudiation of the employment contract.
Gowling WLG
A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal may significantly increase the risk of legal exposure facing an "owner"1 of a construction project.
MLT Aikins LLP
On May 7, 2021, the Government of Manitoba announced that it would be launching the Manitoba Pandemic Sick Leave program.
Clark Wilson LLP
WorkSafeBC recently published its position on COVID-19 vaccinations, making it clear that workers compensation claims related to adverse vaccine reactions can be successful.
Many Ontario employers were forced by the pandemic to make difficult decisions to secure the future of their business and to preserve as many jobs as possible.
Blue J Legal
A commonly held view among employment lawyers is that reasonable notice periods increase with the age of the employee.
Taylor McCaffrey
Cynthia Lazar discusses key considerations to contemplate as soon as a complaint, allegation arises.
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP
In a recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, a Plaintiff seeking damages for wrongful dismissal was instead found to have repudiated her employment contract.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
As the pandemic lingers on in Canada, the legal consequences of many of the statutory changes made by governments are beginning to be litigated in court.
MLT Aikins LLP
Several provincial governments have enacted temporary layoff measures to address COVID-19 employment challenges. Can an employee claim constructive dismissal and damages against their...
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Prudent advice dictates that the terms of employment are to be set out in a written agreement. One of the most important of those terms is that of severance
Blue J Legal
The grim one year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada has highlighted that many businesses across the country continue to struggle financially.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Ontario Superior Court recently held that a dismissed employee who received Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) payments immediately following his dismissal should not receive less...
Stringer LLP
We recently issued an update on the new paid COVID sick leave provisions introduced by the Ontario Government. The legislative amendments provide that employees who are "entitled" on April 19
Bennett Jones LLP
A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court has dealt yet another blow to employers in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On May 4, 2021, the Alberta Government announced additional restrictions in response to COVID-19. Some of the new restrictions apply throughout the Province while others are targeted to more...
MLT Aikins LLP
Since October 2020, the Manitoba Legislature has introduced a number of bills that would significantly affect Manitoba employers.
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