It should be unsurprising for an employee to learn that their employment may be in jeopardy if they are chronically absent or late for work. In the time of COVID-19, some employees are facing challenges working full time because of childcare obligations and other unexpected commitments. In certain circumstances, issues with attendance and lateness may… Read more »
COVID-19 hit the province in and around March 16, 2020. As a result, many businesses were forced to temporarily layoff their employees. typically, an employer can only layoff and employee if it is directly permitted in your employment contract or implied as part of industry standards. As such, some employees started treating these layoffs as… Read more »
The CERB’s fast approaching discontinuance has given rise to the introduction of new benefits by the federal government that are set to be available on September 27th. This blog provides a snapshot of three new benefits and how they can assist you in navigating these challenging times. They are the: Canada Recovery Benefit for Canadians… Read more »
As the summer comes to an end, so too will many Canadians’ CERB payments. After October 30, 2020, Canadians will no longer have access to the CERB. In an attempt to transition Canadians from the CERB to a simplified Employment Insurance program, the Federal Government has made changes effective September 27, 2020. They have also… Read more »
Employment lawyers Chris Rootham and Jim Anstey must-haves for every employment contract. *Please note this content is not intended to provide legal advice or opinion as neither can be given without reference to specific events and situations. © 2020 Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP. Information in this webinar reflects its time of publication.
It is common for employees suffering from physical and mental health issues to experience challenges at work. Performance and productivity may suffer, relations with co-workers and managers may become strained, and there may be increased absenteeism to attend medical appointments. Coping with fatigue, pain, anxiety, and other symptoms while juggling the demands of a heavy… Read more »
Yesterday, a group of public figures, including authors, signed a letter in Harpers, effectively denouncing cancel culture. They suggest that we are living in a society where individuals cannot speak out or voice dissenting opinions because they will face backlash, including being fired from their job, for voicing or giving a platform to controversial views. This… Read more »
On June 17, 2020, the Ontario Court of Appeal forged new ground in employment law with its decision in Waksdale v. Swegon North America Inc. (“Waksdale”). This decision has significant implications for employees and employers with respect to one of the most important cornerstones of the employment relationship: the employment contract. Note: This decision is… Read more »
Watch as employment lawyers Malini Vijaykumar and Karine Dion explore questions for employees and employers as Ontario businesses navigate the phased reopening of businesses. Please note the COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly and information in this video reflects the date of publication (June 25th 2020). Visit our COVID-19 Resources Knowledge Centre for blogs, articles, and information.