Labour and Employment Communiqué

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December 9, 2021

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Government extends mandatory vaccination obligations to more federally-regulated employers

Justin Diggle

Minister of Labour, Seamus O’Regan Jr., has announced the Federal Government’s intention to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for almost all federally regulated workplaces. These workplaces include, amongst others, banks, interprovincial road transportation, postal and courier services, radio and television broadcasting,...

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Changes coming to Ontario employment laws

Emily Compton

On December 2, 2021, the Working for Workers Act, 2021 (the “Act”) received Royal Assent and came into force as law. As discussed in our previous communique, the Act will amend a number of statutes, including the Employment Standards Act,...

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Ontario Government further extends paid IDEL and deemed IDEL provisions

Emily Compton

On December 7, 2021, the Ontario Government announced the extension of the Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit Program (“WIPB”) through to July 31, 2022. This program requires employers to provide employees with up to three days of paid infectious...

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