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In recent months, the most prevalent inquiry we have received from employers relates to the legality of COVID-19 Vaccine Policies in Ontario.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
In December, 2021, Québec ordered a number of businesses to suspend their activities (including restaurant dining rooms), imposed capacity limits on businesses permitted to remain open...
WeirFoulds LLP
In two companion actions, the Quebec Court of Appeal recently validated the Honourable Justice Davis' findings that business interruption losses arising from the COVID-19 pandemic are...
Lindsay Kenney LLP
Many parents are worried about their families' health and well-being during these uncertain times, and concerns are cropping up for parents who share parenting of their children
Littler - Canada
Due to high infection rates from the Omicron variant and an increase in hospitalizations, on January 7, 2022, British Columbia's Provincial Health Officer (PHO) announced an order (not yet available)...
MLT Aikins LLP
After some confusion surrounding border restrictions requiring Canadian truck drivers to show proof of vaccination to enter Canada, the Canadian Government has announced that it will stick to the previously announced requirement...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Premier of Québec announced today during a press conference that the vaccination passport will be required for access to big box stores (1500 m2 and over), with the exception of those whose main activity...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Alberta, signed an Order on January 3, 2022, and amended January 10, 2022, creating an exception to the isolation requirements for individuals who are symptomatic or have a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Bennett Jones LLP
In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, and in accordance with public health guidance, many Ontario employers have implemented vaccination policies over the past year.
McMillan LLP
Over the past few months, there have been three previous decisions concerning the enforceability of mandatory workplace vaccination policies.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
In response to the COVID-19 wave driven by the Omicron variant, the Government of Alberta recently reduced self-isolation requirements and changed restriction
Miller Titerle + Company
On January 7, 2022, the provincial health officer announced an order requiring employers to re-activate their COVID-19 Safety Plans.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
These restrictions are in addition to previously announced restrictions still in effect. A summary of the new restrictions is below.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The order bringing into force the new measures is not yet available and therefore the information set out here is based upon the Government's summary of the restrictions.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Full details of what Step Two entails, including rules relating to schools and social gatherings, are available in the latest version of O.Reg. 263/20.
Crowe MacKay LLP
New funding will be available to B.C. businesses mandated to shutdown as of December 22, 2021, in response to the surge of COVID-19 cases.
Littler - Canada
In response to the recent rapid increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations caused by the highly transmissible nature of the Omicron variant, and as the province continues to accelerate its booster dose
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On January 3, 2022, the Government of Ontario, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced that it would be temporarily be moving the province into...
Ontario announced today that the province is temporarily moving back into Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen.
Smart & Biggar
In view of COVID-19, we have compiled a list of important updates as it relates to the pandemic and its impact on Life Sciences.
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