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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 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

The Canada Emergency Student Benefit: income support for students has finally arrived

UPDATED TO MAY 15th: Anna Goldfinch sets out what we know about the Canada Emergency Student Benefit, its shortcomings and how to apply.

May 15, 2020

Pension regulators across Canada respond to COVID-19

Updated to May 7: Pension and benefits funds are responding to the COVID-19 emergency. Simon Archer and Melanie Anderson look at the steps pension regulators across Canada are taking.

May 7, 2020
Simon Archer Melanie Anderson

What COVID-19 income support do I qualify for in Ontario?

From students to seniors, many across Canada are struggling with the financial impact of the coronavirus. Mariam Moktar takes us through the various COVID-19 income support benefits currently available in Ontario.

May 6, 2020
Mariam Moktar

Webinar: Termination, Layoff, and Government Benefits

The materials for our webinar on “Termination, Layoff, and Government Benefits for Unionized Employees in the Age of COVID-19 are available here.

May 5, 2020
Simon Archer Colleen Bauman Fiona Campbell Ben Katz Kelly Doctor

Worker income supports during the COVID-19 crisis: Your guide to CERB and EI

Not sure if you qualify for the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit or Employment Insurance? Daniel Sheppard and Natasha Abraham tell you what you need to know about government benefits. UPDATED

April 26, 2020
Daniel Sheppard