Can COVID-19 testing be a condition to return to work?

May 21, 2020
Blog Post

With the prevalence of the virus in our community, many workplaces will be impacted by employees either testing positive for COVID-19 or being a close contact of a confirmed case. Nelligan Law gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Melanie Sutton, Student-at-law, in writing this blog post.  As governments ease restrictions and businesses prepare to re-open, employers… Read more »

Whoops!  How to Repay a CERB Mistakenly Received

May 14, 2020
Blog Post

Did you apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (“CERB”) only to later realize that you did not qualify?  This blog discusses how to promptly act to correct this error. The Canadian government has made it easy to repay the CERB.  Individuals who realize they have received the CERB in error are strongly encouraged to… Read more »

Canada’s recently announced student benefit program – how will it work?

May 14, 2020
Blog Post

Nelligan Law gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Melanie Sutton, student-at-law, in writing this blog post. Over the past month, the federal government has provided financial assistance to many Canadians whose jobs and businesses have been affected by measures taken to slow the spread of COVID-19. Now they are extending support to students, too. On April 22,… Read more »

Working Remotely and the Exacerbation of Toxic Workplaces

May 5, 2020
Blog Post

Throughout this pandemic, employers and employees alike have been challenged to adapt and find creative ways to meet workplace demands. For some individuals, this shift may have heightened already existing issues in the workplace. Employers and employees must be able to identify when heightened anxiety, frustration and challenges within a team amounts to a toxic… Read more »

Establishing a WSIB claim for illness due to COVID-19 exposure

May 1, 2020
Blog Post

Frontline workers such as first responders, and those who work at pharmacies, grocery stores, gas stations etc. require regular contact with the public in general, which may heighten their exposure to COVID-19. This blog aims to highlight how the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (“WSIB”) determines entitlement in COVID-19 related claims and what can be… Read more »

Workplace Harassment While Working from Home

April 27, 2020
Blog Post

Nelligan Law gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Grace Tran, Student-at-law, in writing this blog post. COVID-19 has resulted in many individuals working from home. But does working from home stop workplace harassment? Not necessarily. The Internet, technology, mobile devices, and social media have changed where “work” occurs. “Work” is no longer compartmentalized and defined by… Read more »

COVID-19 and The Canada Emergency Response Benefit

April 15, 2020
Blog Post

Nelligan Law gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Melanie Sutton, Student-at-law, in writing this blog post. This blog was updated April 15th to reflect expanded eligibility for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit announced by the Canadian government. During this unprecedented pandemic, many Canadians are facing economic challenges as a result of requiring unpaid time off work… Read more »

COVID-19 and the 75% Wage Subsidy: How it works, who qualifies, and what it means for employees

April 6, 2020
Blog Post

The federal government has implemented a number of financial measures over last few weeks to assist Canadians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (the “CERB”) and the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (the “Wage Subsidy”). If your job has been affected by COVID-19, you may likely qualify for one of these benefits depending on your specific circumstances. The CERB is designed to provide… Read more »