Month: June 2020
Returning from pregnancy or parental leave during COVID-19?
UPDATED: Daycares are starting to reopen, but that does not necessarily mean you will be in a position to return to work from a pregnancy or parental leave. Sarah Rostom outlines the job-protected leaves available to employees who cannot return to work from pregnancy or parental leave due to COVID-19.
What are my options for taking time off work?
Natai Shelsen and Kelly Doctor tell you what you need to know about taking a leave from work for reasons related to COVID-19.
Webinar – Reopening Ontario: Issues for Workers and Unions
This webinar examined the issues unions and employees should be thinking about as Ontario workplaces gradually reopen.
Emergency orders under the Quarantine Act: What everyone should know
The Quarantine Act sets out rules related to preventing the spread of communicable diseases, including measures that occur at Canada’s borders and other points of entry. Here is what you need to know. [Updated to June 15, 2020]
What does reopening Ontario mean for parents and caregivers?
First daycares, then summer day camps, and now “social circles”. As the province eases physical distancing restrictions, what do these changes mean for parents and caregivers? Kelly Doctor looks at what could happen to their workplace accommodations or emergency leaves.
Understanding Ontario’s new Infectious Disease Emergency Leave regulation
If you were laid off due to COVID-19, you may now be on “Infectious Disease Emergency Leave.” Daniel Sheppard explains what this new emergency leave regulation means for you.
Ten paid sick days : It’s about public health, too
The prime minister recently announced he would work with the provinces to make sure all workers had access to ten paid sick days. In this post, we discuss why paid sick leave is about much more than just being able to pay your bills.