Category: COVID-19 Blog
Dan Sheppard’s memo on the emergency powers used to respond to COVID-19 has been updated to June 10, 2021.
In this webinar, Simran Prihar, Ryan Newell, and Gabe Hoogers reviewed the latest workplace law cases involving COVID-19.
In a recent win for healthcare workers, a labour arbitrator determined that she had jurisdiction to hear a grievance regarding the exclusion of nurse externs from the bargaining unit. A hospital could not rely on a COVID-19 emergency powers regulation to prevent the hearing from going forward.
After months of pressure, Ontario has enacted a new (limited) form of paid sick leave tied to COVID-19. Who qualifies? How do you access it? This post tells you everything you need to know about Ontario’s new paid sick leave.
If public servants witness a wrongdoing in the public service, they have options. Gabe Hoogers examines how the law aims to protect whistleblowers.
With more and more grandparents getting vaccinated, new options may be available for child care as grandparents begin to feel safer about helping out. But the stay-at-home rules continue to ban indoor social gatherings. Kelly Doctor explains how child care fits into the current rules.
Now that our homes have become our offices, many employees have questions about claiming home office expenses on their tax returns. Melanie Anderson tells you what you need to know to claim work-related expenses.
In this webinar, we provided a COVID update and addressed some new COVID-related legal issues.
Dan Sheppard appeared on Ontario Today to answer questions from individuals across Ontario who are struggling with the new COVID rules and how they are to be applied in the workplace. Listen here!
The development of vaccines for COVID-19 has raised many questions about whether employers can require their employees to get vaccinated. Colleen Bauman discusses how an employer’s vaccination policy must balance the public health risk against the impact of the policy on an employee’s bodily integrity, privacy rights and economic interests.