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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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Everything you need to know about Ontario’s new paid sick leave

After months of pressure, Ontario has enacted a new (limited) form of paid sick leave tied to COVID-19. Who qualifies? How do you access it? This post tells you everything you need to know about Ontario’s new paid sick leave.

April 30, 2021
Daniel Sheppard

Webinar – Recent Trends in Benefits

In this webinar, GP’s pension & benefits lawyers discussed recent trends in benefits, including the impact of COVID-19 on benefits plans and pension plans.

November 19, 2020
Simon Archer Clio Godkewitsch Susan Philpott David Sworn

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

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

Could the Canada Student Service Grant Program Violate Minimum Wage Laws?

Although the Canada Student Service Grant has been controversial in recent weeks due to Justin Trudeau’s ties with the WE Charity, its problems may not end there. Gabe Hoogers examines whether the program contravenes provincial minimum wage standards.

July 9, 2020
Gabriel Hoogers

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