June 2, 2020

New Article:

Infectious Disease Emergency Leave


On May 29, 2020, the Ontario government enacted a new regulation under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) that significantly alters the rules around temporary lay-offs for the duration of the COVID-19 state of emergency. O. Reg. 228/20: Infectious Disease Emergency Leave, protects employers by deeming employees who have been laid off during the Covid-19 […]

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May 14, 2020

Upcoming Webinar:

Between Two Screens: Townhall with Dorian


Join us on May 27, 2020 at 10am for an open forum.  Dorian will review best practices for safely reopening your business and take your questions on any topic during this one-hour Townhall

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May 14, 2020

Upcoming Webinar:

Stage 1: Strategies to Reopen Your Business Safely


We are hosting a webinar on May 19, 2020 at 10am to review the Ontario government’s guidance for reopening the economy at Stage 1 and best practices from health experts around the world.  We will also review updates to federal assistance programs for individuals and employers.

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April 23, 2020

Upcoming Webinar:

COVID-19 and Privacy: How to Ensure a Safe Return to Work


We are hosting a webinar on April 29, 2020 at 11am where we will review the results of our privacy survey. In this survey, we asked employers how likely they were to adopt technology that required employees to disclose a high degree of private information. We will also discuss how far an employer can go […]

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April 23, 2020

New Article:

Privacy and COVID-19: How Do We Return to Work Safely?


As governments in North America look to reopen their economies, the big question for society is “are we safe?” Can everyone return to public transit, crowded elevators and workplaces safely? One strategy to ensure a safe workplace is through the use of aggressive testing and technology. With respect to technology, countries such as Taiwan and […]

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April 2, 2020

New Article:

How to Apply for Federal Assistance


The federal government has released details on how employers and individuals can access the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program provides eligible businesses with 75% of an employee’s salary to a maximum of $847 per week.  To qualify employers must demonstrate their revenues in March 2020 […]

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March 27, 2020

Upcoming Webinar:

Financial Assistance for Employers and Students Affected by COVID-19


We are hosting a webinar on April 1, 2020 at 12:30pm in partnership with the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, Department of Management. We will review the obligations employers have to co-op students during this emergency shutdown.  We will also summarize the financial assistance the federal government has announced for employers considering mass layoffs and […]

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March 23, 2020

New Article:

What Funding is Available?


The Ontario government has announced an emergency shutdown of all non-essential businesses.  The decision represents an escalation of steps to contain the spread of Covid-19.  Here is a list of businesses that Ontario has defined as essential. Please note, the shutdown does not prevent your employees from telecommuting or otherwise working from home, where possible. […]

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March 18, 2020

New Article:

COVID-19: What Employers Need to Know (Updated)


As countries learn more about the characteristics of the Coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19), and observe how quickly it can be transmitted, we are seeing dramatic measures taken to prevent its spread.  We summarize what we know about the virus to date, what legal obligations it creates for employers, and best practices to consider going forward. The Virus […]

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