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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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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

FAQ – Health and safety guidelines for reopening Ontario

Employers must take every reasonable precaution to protect the health and safety of their workers. What does this mean for reducing the risks of contracting COVID-19 in the workplace? Simran Prihar answers some of our clients’ most frequent questions.

July 3, 2020
Simran Prihar

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

What are my options for taking time off work?

Natai Shelsen and Kelly Doctor tell you what you need to know about taking a leave from work for reasons related to COVID-19.

June 19, 2020
Kelly Doctor Natai Shelsen

Webinar – Reopening Ontario: Issues for Workers and Unions

This webinar examined the issues unions and employees should be thinking about as Ontario workplaces gradually reopen.

June 17, 2020
Jean-Michel Corbeil Kelly Doctor Kiran Kang Darryl Korell Simran Prihar Daniel Sheppard

Emergency orders under the Quarantine Act: What everyone should know

The Quarantine Act sets out rules related to preventing the spread of communicable diseases, including measures that occur at Canada’s borders and other points of entry. Here is what you need to know. [Updated to June 15]

June 16, 2020
Erin Moores