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Everything you need to know about Ontario’s new paid sick leave

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.

April 30, 2021
Daniel Sheppard

Webinar – Recent Trends in Benefits

In this webinar, GP’s pension & benefits lawyers discussed recent trends in benefits, including the impact of COVID-19 on benefits plans and pension plans.

November 19, 2020
Simon Archer Clio Godkewitsch Susan Philpott David Sworn

I don’t qualify for EI. What government benefits are available for me?

The federal government has established three new benefits for workers who do not qualify for EI. Clio Godkewitsch examines how you could be eligible.

November 16, 2020
Clio Godkewitsch

No paid sick leave. What do you do?

Dan Sheppard talked to Rita Celli on Ontario Today about the need for employees to have paid sick leave, especially in the middle of a global pandemic.

September 16, 2020
Daniel Sheppard

Could the Canada Student Service Grant Program Violate Minimum Wage Laws?

Although the Canada Student Service Grant has been controversial in recent weeks due to Justin Trudeau’s ties with the WE Charity, its problems may not end there. Gabe Hoogers examines whether the program contravenes provincial minimum wage standards.

July 9, 2020
Gabriel Hoogers

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.

June 29, 2020
Sarah Rostom

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. Erin Moores tells us why paid sick leave is about much more than just being able to pay your bills.

June 2, 2020
Erin Moores

What COVID-19 income support do I qualify for in Ontario?

From students to seniors, many across Canada are struggling with the financial impact of the coronavirus. Mariam Moktar takes us through the various COVID-19 income support benefits currently available in Ontario.

May 6, 2020
Mariam Moktar

Webinar: Termination, Layoff, and Government Benefits

The materials for our webinar on “Termination, Layoff, and Government Benefits for Unionized Employees in the Age of COVID-19 are available here.

May 5, 2020
Simon Archer Colleen Bauman Fiona Campbell Ben Katz Kelly Doctor

Leave options available to federal employees impacted by COVID-19

Daniel Sheppard and David Sworn provide critical information about the leaves of absence that are available to federal employees impacted by COVID-19.

April 22, 2020
Daniel Sheppard David Sworn