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COVID-19 Legal Resource Page

COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on all aspects of our working lives. Employees had many questions about their workplace rights and entitlements, and our blog posts helped provide some answers.

Now, as businesses across Canada are now slowly reopening, employees have new questions about their rights and entitlements. We can help you find the answers as we enter the first phases of returning to the workplace. We’ll be continuing to publish posts on the topics you need to know about as Ontario continues through its phases of reopening.

Please note that these blog posts are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. Since the law relating to employee rights and benefits is rapidly changing as a result of the pandemic, we will work to keep this information up to date.

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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

CERB and EI: What programs can I apply for?

Clio Godkewitsch will help you understand and navigate federal income supports that are available if you aren’t able to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

November 16, 2020
Clio Godkewitsch

Lose Your Job Because of COVID-19? What are your rights?

Worried you might lose your job because of COVID-19? In this Q&A for non-unionized Ontario workers, Louis Century explains what your rights are. [Updated on May 25]

May 25, 2020
Louis Century

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 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