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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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Can my employer make me take public transit to get to work?

We know that many essential employees are required to attend work during the COVID-19 crisis. Erin Moores and Ryan Newell discuss the safety measures employers should take for employees who need to take public transit to get to work.

April 23, 2020
Erin Moores Ryan Newell

Leave options available to federal employees impacted by COVID-19

Daniel Sheppard and David Sworn provide critical information about the leaves of absence that are available to federal employees impacted by COVID-19.

April 22, 2020
Daniel Sheppard David Sworn

We answer your biggest COVID-19 employment questions

We had many questions following our “Keeping Up with COVID-19” webinar. In this post, Ben Katz answers some of the biggest COVID-19 employment questions.

April 21, 2020
Ben Katz

Webinar: Accommodating workers and their families

With Dan moderating, Kelly, Heather Ann and Mary Elizabeth discussed accommodating workers and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Powerpoint available here.

April 17, 2020
Kelly Doctor Heather Ann McConnell Mary-Elizabeth Dill Daniel Sheppard

What are “emergency powers”?

What are we really talking about when we use the terms “state of emergency” and “emergency orders”? What differentiates “emergency powers” from normal government powers? Erin Moores and Dan Sheppard take us through the basics.

April 10, 2020
Erin Moores Daniel Sheppard

Pension and Benefits Q&A

Simon Archer and Melanie Anderson answer some of the common questions the administrators of pension and benefit funds might be asking in light of COVID-19.

April 10, 2020
Simon Archer Melanie Anderson