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Return to Work & School

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Temporary Lay-offs

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Ontario Government Extends the “COVID-19 Period” under the Employment Standards Act’s Infectious Disease Emergency Leave to January 1, 2022

As first discussed in a Focus Alert from early in the pandemic, Ontario Regulation 228/20, the Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (IDEL) regulation (the “IDEL Regulation”), provides employers who have been impacted by COVID-19 with temporary relief regarding temporary layoff and... This entry was posted in Government Support Measures, Temporary Lay-offs.

Pandemic Planning

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Second Provincial Emergency Declared

On January 12, 2021, the Province of Ontario declared a second provincial emergency in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). As part of the declaration, the Province has issued a stay-at-home order... This entry was posted in Pandemic Planning.

EI Benefits

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Sick Leave and Leaves of Absence

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Working from Home

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Health and Safety Issues

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Federal Government Announces Mandatory Vaccine Requirement for Federal Workforce and Federally Regulated Transportation Employees and Travellers

On October 6, 2021, the federal government announced mandatory vaccination requirements for the federal workforce and for federally regulated transportation employees and travellers. Mandatory Vaccination for the Federal Workforce Covered Individuals The new mandatory vaccination requirements will apply to federal... This entry was posted in Health and Safety Issues, New.

Privacy Considerations

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Government Support Measures

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Ontario Government Extends the “COVID-19 Period” under the Employment Standards Act’s Infectious Disease Emergency Leave to January 1, 2022

As first discussed in a Focus Alert from early in the pandemic, Ontario Regulation 228/20, the Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (IDEL) regulation (the “IDEL Regulation”), provides employers who have been impacted by COVID-19 with temporary relief regarding temporary layoff and... This entry was posted in Government Support Measures, Temporary Lay-offs.