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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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Can I claim my home office expenses on my tax return?

Now that our homes have become our offices, many employees have questions about claiming home office expenses on their tax returns. Melanie Anderson tells you what you need to know to claim work-related expenses.

January 29, 2021
Melanie Anderson

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: Accommodating workers and their families

With Dan moderating, Kelly, Heather Ann and Mary Elizabeth discussed accommodating workers and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Powerpoint available here.

April 17, 2020
Kelly Doctor Heather Ann McConnell Mary-Elizabeth Dill Daniel Sheppard

Can my employer require me to physically attend work?

You may be working from home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. But there are circumstances where employers may still require employees to physically go to the workplace.

April 2, 2020
Ryan Newell