Category: Emergency Powers
Dan Sheppard’s memo on the emergency powers used to respond to COVID-19 has been updated to June 10, 2021.
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.
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.
In this webinar, we provided a COVID update and addressed some new COVID-related legal issues.
This webinar examined the issues unions and employees should be thinking about as Ontario workplaces gradually reopen.
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]
We’ve prepared a memo addressing some of the most common questions we have been receiving from our clients regarding the many legal issues which are engaged by the COVID-19 pandemic. [Updated to May 19].
What are we really talking about when we use the terms “state of emergency” and “emergency orders”? What differentiates “emergency powers” from normal government powers? Erin Moores and Dan Sheppard take us through the basics.
In the first of a series of Zoom webinars, Dan Sheppard looked at Keeping Up with COVID-19: An overview of legislative changes and emergency orders affecting workers and unions. Materials available here.