On December 7, 2021, the Ontario government extended the deemed Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (“IDEL”) until July 31, 2022 by amending the Infectious Disease Emergency Leave regulation (the [...]
Saskatchewan and British Columbia Become First Canadian Jurisdictions to Offer Job-Protected Vaccination Leaves
Saskatchewan and British Columbia (“BC”) have become the first Canadian jurisdictions to enact legislation which provide employees with time off to be vaccinated for COVID-19. In particular, on [...]
On September 3, 2020, the Ontario government extended the period during which employers can temporarily lay off non-unionized employees for reasons related to COVID-19 without it being deemed a [...]
As of July 10, 2020, the unpaid, job-protected leave for federally regulated employees who are unable or unavailable to work due to COVID-19 has been extended from 16 weeks to 24 weeks. This [...]
What is the new Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Regulation and what does it mean for Ontario employers?
This video discusses the Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Regulation that was enacted on May 29, 2020 and the way it temporarily but dramatically changes the law of layoffs, constructive [...]
A New Ontario Regulation Has Changed Layoff, Leave and Constructive Dismissal Law Related to COVID-19
On May 29, 2020, Ontario filed O. Reg. 228/20 Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (the “Regulation”) under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”), which temporarily but substantially changes [...]
MAJOR UPDATE FOR ONTARIO EMPLOYERS: A New Ontario Regulation has Changed Layoff, Leave and Constructive Dismissal Law related to COVID-19
On May 29, 2020, the Ontario government published a new Regulation, O. Reg. 228/20: Infectious Disease Emergency Leave, under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”). The Regulation will [...]
On May 29, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau provided an update on the discussion between the federal government and the provinces and territories about providing all workers with 10 days of [...]
This video provides an overview of the new Leave related to COVID-19 available to federally-regulated employees under the Canada Labour Code.
What evidence could be considered appropriate in the circumstances to support an Ontario employee’s COVID-19 related leave, and can you ever ask for a medical note during the pandemic?
This video outlines what evidence employers can require from employees to support their entitlement to Ontario’s new COVID-19 related leaves of absence.