Do You Have Employees? You Need a Remote Work Policy

Blog Post
January 6, 2021
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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a fundamental shift in how we work. Previously, most employers permitted employees to work remotely on only an exceptional basis. Many managers alleged that their employees would not work as hard while away from the office; they would be distracted by household responsibilities; they would not be responsive to… Read more »

Punished for speaking up about working conditions? COVID-19 and Reprisal Law 

Blog Post
December 21, 2020
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Earlier this year, a successful reprisal case made headlines after a migrant farm worker was fired for speaking up about COVID-19 safety precautions in the workplace. Gabriel Flores was terminated after he raised concerns about poor living and working conditions at the Ontario farm at which he works, where 199 of his fellow workers had tested… Read more »

Nelligan Law Holiday Hours

Blog Post
December 15, 2020
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Please note we will be closed the following days: Thursday, December 24th Friday, December 25th Monday, December 28th Friday, January 1st Our COVID-19 Employment Law Helpline and Human Rights and Employment Helpline will be closed from December 21st to January 3rd.

How the Infections Disease Emergency Leave (“IDEL”) may leave vulnerable Employees behind

Blog Post
October 21, 2020
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On September 3, 2020, the province unassumingly extended the IDEL, which was supposed to end on September 4, 2020. Although the province framed the purpose of the leave as protecting employees, it has had the opposite effect. Recap In May 2020, the provincial government changed certain Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) rules to “protect” employees through… Read more »

A note from Lanise Hayes, Chair of our Diversity and Inclusion Committee

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October 21, 2020
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As a bi-racial woman, I grew up with a sense of belonging and inclusion within my family, protected from much of the adversity faced by BIPOC. However, throughout my life I have on occasion experienced that adversity and sometimes the fear many BIPOC live with each day. My father made the first human rights complaint… Read more »