For a limited time, we are offering FREE twenty-minute zoom consultations for employees seeking employment law advice… As businesses throughout the province of Ontario gradually begin to reopen, many employees have questions about what the employment relationship will look like in the era of COVID-19. For a limited time, we are offering FREE twenty-minute zoom…

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Return to Work in the “New Normal” – Employment Rights and Responsibilities As businesses throughout the province of Ontario gradually begin to reopen, many employers and employees have questions about what the employment relationship will look like in the era of COVID-19. The government of Ontario has recently published industry-specific guidelines to assist employers with…

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Liability to the Public in the Era of COVID-19 As the province of Ontario begins reopening, businesses will need to take steps to ensure the safety of the public and their employees given COVID-19. The government of Ontario has recently published industry-specific guidelines to assist employers with keeping workers and the public safe. These can…

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Government of Ontario Extends Temporary Layoffs With many businesses closed since a state of emergency was declared on March 17, 2020, the Ontario government has now announced new measures to extend the temporary layoff period. Previously, Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) provided that temporary layoffs could not exceed thirteen weeks in any period…

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Rent Relief and the Difficult Landlord As most commercial landlords and tenants are now aware, the federal government has announced the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program. CECRA provides forgivable loans to qualified commercial landlords that offer at least a 75% rent reduction for the months of April, May, and June for impacted small…

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