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.
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.
What are my workplace rights as a parent when schools reopen?
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.
What is the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and how does it work?
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]
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.
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.
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.