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Background

In May 2020, the Government of Ontario first introduced O. Reg. 228/20: Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (the “Regulation”) under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”). The Regulation provided employers with temporary relief from the notice of termination and severance pay obligations under the ESA during the COVID-19 period. The Regulation first defined the

On July 13, 2022, the Government of Ontario published a chapter in its guide to the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) on the recently legislated requirement for employers to develop a written policy on electronic monitoring. “Electronic monitoring” includes all forms of employee monitoring that is done electronically. The purpose of this new requirement is for

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We are pleased to share a recent The Hill Times article, “Cyberbullying more common for adults than children during pandemic, say experts,” with quotes from Andrew Shaw. This article discusses adults who work in fields related to COVID-19 have been at greater risk of being targeted with online forms of harassment during the pandemic, including

On April 11, 2022 Bill 88, Working for Workers Act, 2022 received royal assent, introducing significant changes to a number of employment-related statutes, and introducing the Digital Platform Workers Rights Act, 2022.

The most important changes introduced by Bill 88 include:

  • New employment standards exemptions: Certain business consultants and information technology consultants are

Join us for a four-part webinar series as our moderators welcome colleagues from around the globe to share the latest labor and employment law updates and trends. Multinational employers with business operations in Europethe Americas, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific regions will hear directly from local practitioners on

Across Canada, provincial governments have begun lifting most of the COVID-19 related public health measures and employers are now grappling with what safety protocols to maintain for their workplaces given the recent shift towards a pre-pandemic “normal.”

In this In Focus video, our Labour and Employment lawyers explore considerations for employers before scrapping the restrictions

In a recent episode of Canadian Justice, Andrew Shaw joined a legal panel talking about the employee right to disconnect. Shaw discussed proposed employment legislation regarding the ability of people to disconnect from work, like emails or text messages, during non-work hours, and the implications for employers.

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On February 14, 2022, the Ontario government announced that the province will be moving to the next phase of reopening earlier than anticipated, with further restrictions being eased on February 17, 2022 at 12:01 a.m.

The new measures include:

  • Increasing social gathering limits to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors.
  • Increasing organized public event

Background

In October 2021, the Quebec Government passed Bill 59, An Act to modernize the occupational health and safety regime. The Bill makes substantive changes to statutes involving health and safety in the workplace. These changes will gradually come into effect, with some already in force since October and others coming into force from