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The Ontario government has passed into law Bill 284, COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, 2021. It amends the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) by requiring employers to provide employees with paid infectious disease emergency (IDEL) leave of up to $200/day for a maximum of 3 days of paid leave.- Read More
Since the onset of the pandemic, employers across Ontario have been forced to institute temporary layoffs for extended periods. In many cases, employees have been temporarily laid off for several months with no clear or immediate end date in sight.- Read More
With the COVID-19 cases increasing, on January 12, 2021, the Ontario Government declared a second provincial emergency- Read More
Can I insist on working full time? If my employer does not agree to working full time, can I view this as evidence of wrongful dismissal and start legal action against my employer?- Read More
Despite the significant reduction in new COVID-19 cases, employees remain fearful that a return to work is unsafe due to concerns related to their daily commute to and from work.- Read More