On May 29, 2020, the Ontario government introduced Regulation O. Reg. 228/20: Infectious Disease Emergency Leave. The new regulation re-characterizes certain layoffs related to COVID-19 as an emergency leave under the Employment Standards Act. We are still reviewing the newly introduced legislation and will have further details on the impact for employees and employers. Wondering […]
Since our last update on March 21, 2020, we’ve seen several changes to the government assistance being offered. We’ve done our best to summarize these below. Please note, this is general information, not legal advice, and is based on information current only to April 3, 2020 and is specific to Ontario. Topics covered: Canada Emergency […]
Associate Mika Imai provides employment law information in the age of COVID-19 — what to do if your boss wants you to self-quarantine without pay. Check out the Globe and Mail article here. Have more questions about the impact of COVID-19 on your workplace? Contact us.
The Ontario Court of Appeal just released a decision in a commercial case that may offer lessons applicable to employment contracts. MacQuarie Equipment Finance Ltd. v. 2326695 Ontario Ltd. (Durham Drug Store), 2020 ONCA 139 dealt with a provision in a lease agreement for equipment which stated that the lease could not be cancelled or terminated […]