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Category: Emergency Powers

What Emergency Powers Do Governments Have to Respond to COVID-19?

Dan Sheppard’s memo on the emergency powers used to respond to COVID-19 has been updated to June 10, 2021.

June 10, 2021
Daniel Sheppard

Arbitrator: Arbitration not suspended by COVID emergency powers

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.

May 26, 2021
Mark Wright Willow Petersen

Can I provide child care for my grandkids during the stay-at-home order?

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.

April 19, 2021
Kelly Doctor

Webinar – COVID Update 2021

In this webinar, we provided a COVID update and addressed some new COVID-related legal issues.

January 29, 2021
Simon Archer Colleen Bauman Kelly Doctor Kirsten Mercer Daniel Sheppard

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.

June 17, 2020
Jean-Michel Corbeil Kelly Doctor Kiran Kang Darryl Korell Simran Prihar Daniel Sheppard

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]

June 16, 2020
Erin Moores

What do you need to know to cope with COVID-19 in the workplace?

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].

May 22, 2020
Char Wiseman

What are “emergency powers”?

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.

April 10, 2020
Erin Moores Daniel Sheppard

Webinar: Keeping up with COVID-19

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.

April 9, 2020
Daniel Sheppard Kelly Doctor