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Miller Thomson LLP
In FCA Canada Inc. v Unifor, Locals 195, 444, 1285, the union challenged the reasonableness of the employer's COVID-19 vaccination mandate (the "Policy").
Mathews Dinsdale & Clark
On August 30, 2022, Arbitrator Raymond upheld a mandatory three-dose vaccination policy in a long-term care home setting and found the employer even had a positive obligation...
Siskinds LLP
Although many organizations drafted and implemented COVID-19 vaccination policies less than a year ago, change is swift in the pandemic world and year-old policies may be past their "best before" date...
Mathews Dinsdale & Clark
In accordance with the Chief Medical Officer of Health's instructions, the University implemented a University-wide COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (the Policy) on September 22, 2021.
MLT Aikins LLP
In a significant first, an employer in Ontario has been prosecuted for a COVID-19 related death.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
After a detailed analysis of the applicable legal principles, Justice Phillips answered the first question by establishing that there was an infringement of section 7 of the Charter.
Daoust Vukovich LLP
During the pandemic, landlords and tenants questioned whether government restrictions on business relieved tenants of the obligation to pay rent.
WeirFoulds LLP
This program, which was previously slated to end on July 31, 2022, has now been extended to March 31, 2023.
The steady stream of COVID-19 vaccination continues to flow, with an Arbitrator in Ontario recently breaking with convention and finding a creed-based exemption to an otherwise reasonable vaccination policy.
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board ("WSIB") recently announced a policy shift concerning the financial impact of COVID-19 related claims on Schedule 1 employers.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
A hybrid work model has become the reality for many workplaces, but with this shifting landscape of work comes a series of legal considerations. After the COVID-19 pandemic changed the shape...
Mathews Dinsdale & Clark
Early in June, Arbitrator Stewart upheld Alectra Utilities Corporation's COVID-19 vaccination policy. Days later, Arbitrator Nairn rendered FCA Canada Inc.'s vaccination policy to be of no force or effect.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
The pandemic has derailed couples' wedding plans for the past two years and hundreds of Canadians are now struggling to negotiate with vendors who refuse to ...
In what appears to be a significant departure from recent arbitral decisions, an employer's COVID-19 vaccination policy has been deemed unreasonable in light of new scientific data.
Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
On June 8, 2022, Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, announced that most of the province's remaining masking requirements will expire on June 11, 2022.
Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
On June 14, 2022, the federal government announced that as of June 20, 2022, it will suspend vaccination requirements for domestic and outbound travel, federally regulated transportation sectors and federal government employees.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
On June 1, 2022, the Québec government officially ended the province's state of emergency first declared in March 2020 to deal with the COVID-19 health crisis.
Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, employers have faced—and continue to face—unique challenges on all fronts...
On the heels of the Federal government's recent announcement to suspend vaccination requirements for domestic and outbound travel, federally regulated transportation sectors and federal government employees...
Envoy Global, Inc.
The government of Canada will suspend vaccination requirements for domestic and outbound travel beginning 20 June 2022. As a result, travelers traveling throughout Canada will no longer...
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