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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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What does reopening Ontario mean for parents and caregivers?

First daycares, then summer day camps, and now “social circles”. As the province eases physical distancing restrictions, what do these changes mean for parents and caregivers? Kelly Doctor looks at what could happen to their workplace accommodations or emergency leaves.

June 15, 2020
Kelly Doctor

Understanding Ontario’s new Infectious Disease Emergency Leave regulation

If you were laid off due to COVID-19, you may now be on “Infectious Disease Emergency Leave.” Daniel Sheppard explains what this new emergency leave regulation means for you.

June 9, 2020
Daniel Sheppard

Ten paid sick days : It’s about public health, too

The prime minister recently announced he would work with the provinces to make sure all workers had access to ten paid sick days. Erin Moores tells us why paid sick leave is about much more than just being able to pay your bills.

June 2, 2020
Erin Moores

Early mediation – resolving disputes in (and after) the age of COVID-19

It will be a while before lawyers can put their robes back on. Natai Shelsen explores how COVID-19 is forcing litigators to modernize their practices. This includes early mediation.

May 26, 2020
Natai Shelsen

Lose Your Job Because of COVID-19? What are your rights?

Worried you might lose your job because of COVID-19? In this Q&A for non-unionized Ontario workers, Louis Century explains what your rights are. [Updated on May 25]

May 25, 2020
Louis Century

What do you need to know to cope with COVID-19 in the workplace?

We’ve prepared a memo addressing some of the most common questions we have been receiving from our clients regarding the many legal issues which are engaged by the COVID-19 pandemic. [Updated to May 19].

May 22, 2020
Char Wiseman