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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In light of the Government of Québec's announced shut down of non-priority services and activities as of 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 and the soaring number of cases of community
Blue J Legal
If an employer intends to terminate an employee without cause, the employer is generally obligated to provide the employee with a reasonable amount of notice.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruptions and slowdowns in almost all industries. The situation is fluid and government, business and social response to COVID-19 have and must be dynamic.
McMillan LLP
Alberta is in a state of public health emergency, under the authority of the Public Health Act due to COVID-19. The Government of Alberta ("Government") has not yet declared a provincial state of emergency...
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Over 1,700 cases reported in Ontario. Canada's count in the thousands. States of emergency declared. Non-essential work suspended.
MLT Aikins LLP
On March 25, 2020 the government of Saskatchewan announced via a news release that a new public health order would come into force in the province on March 26, 2020 (the "Order").
Field LLP
Recent changes in legislation permit Alberta employers to use electronic signatures and maintain electronic employment records. These legislative changes are particularly helpful as employers navigate increasingly common...
Lawson Lundell LLP
On March 23, 2020, the British Columbia government passed two amendments to the B.C. Employment Standards Act, RSBC 1996, c. 113. There are now two new unpaid
Miller Thomson LLP
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau beseeched Canadians to follow public health guidelines and has warned that if they fail to, the government may be forced to implement stiff enforcement measures.
The past few days have seen multiple announcements from governments across Canada.
EKB | Edwards, Kenny & Bray LLP
The COVID-19 pandemic is having an effect on all industries in a manner that has never been experienced before. For this reason, it is important for employers to be prepared to respond quickly
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP
On March 18, 2020, the Federal Government announced its COVID-19 Economic Response Plan which includes significant measures to assist both workers and businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP
On March 23, 2020, the Ontario Government announced new measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Stringer LLP
The province of Ontario has now announced that will order the shutdown of all "non-essential" services. This opens the door to the question of whether those workers employed in what OHS
McLennan Ross LLP
The Federal Government has issued details to business owners on the temporary wage subsidy, a three-month measure that will allow eligible employers to reduce...
Bennett Jones LLP
Ontario is ordering the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces to further contain the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. This closure will be effective as of Tuesday,...
Torys LLP
On March 18, the United States enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a package of legislation which includes emergency paid sick leave and family and medical leave requirements.
The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus to be an "increasingly complex global heath challenge" and it has officially classified the situation to be a global pandemic.
Torys LLP
On March 13, we wrote about some of the key issues facing employers in light of COVID-19. Since then, the situation has escalated and continues to evolve in real time...
Torys LLP
The ongoing and mounting effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic on workers across the country have moved both federal...
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