Managing Work Reductions Due to COVID-19 – Employment Insurance Sick Benefits and Work Sharing Program

23. March 2020 0
The Covid19 pandemic is creating significant challenges in the workplace and those challenges will only increase as governments impose stricter and stricter restrictions on the movement of individuals in our society.  This has significant impact on businesses and employees whether it is through ill or quarantined workers, closure of businesses due to government order or ...

EMPLOYER ALERT: CORONAVIRUS DECLARED A PANDEMIC

12. March 2020 0
The World Health Organization (WHO) has now declared the Coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. This does not mean that the characteristics of the disease have changed at all, it simply means there are concerns with its geographic spread.  According to the WHO a pandemic is declared when a new disease for which people do not have ...

GUIDELINES FOR MANAGING THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) IN THE WORKPLACE

10. March 2020 0
The COVID-19 epidemic challenges companies to carefully review strategies, policies and procedures they have in place to protect employees, customers and operations.  Management of the workplace in the face of the epidemic engages a variety of legal considerations that have significant implications for both employers and employees. Rose Keith, QC, a member of our leading ...

A Final Release is Not a Final Release for Unjust Dismissal Claims

18. February 2020 0
The Federal Court of Appeal recently affirmed that an employee who signs a final release is not barred from bringing an unjust dismissal complaint under the Canada Labour Code (the “Code”). The provincial employment standards legislation does not apply to employees in certain federally regulated industries. Those working in a federally regulated sector, such as ...