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Category: Employment Standards

Ontario Today: Government says stay home. Boss says come in. Now what?

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!

January 21, 2021
Daniel Sheppard

I have been laid off in a mass termination. What are my rights?

If you have been laid off in a mass termination, you may be entitled to some form of termination pay. Natai Shelsen discusses your rights under the Employment Standards Act and the common law.

November 9, 2020
Natai Shelsen

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

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

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.

June 9, 2020
Daniel Sheppard

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

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

We answer your biggest COVID-19 employment questions

We had many questions following our “Keeping Up with COVID-19” webinar. In this post, Ben Katz answers some of the biggest COVID-19 employment questions.

April 21, 2020
Ben Katz

Job Loss and COVID-19: Q&A for Federal Workers

Federally-regulated workers across Canada are being impacted by COVID-19, including the thousands of airline workers who have already been laid off. Gabriel Hoogers considers what federally-regulated workers might be asking themselves about their employment rights.

April 8, 2020
Gabriel Hoogers