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.
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.
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.
Simran Prihar takes us through the hard-fought changes to Ontario’s Directive #5 to improve COVID-19 protections for workers in hospitals and long-term care homes.
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.
As schools reopen, many parents have concerns about the safety of their children, family members and themselves. Kelly Doctor examines why parents may need workplace accommodation when their children are back in school.
On April 11, the Government of Canada expanded the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). Simon Archer explains what the CEWS is and how it works. [Updated to July 27, 2020]