Labour and Employment Communiqué

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January 12, 2021

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Ontario issues “stay at home” order

Inna Koldorf

This afternoon, Premier Doug Ford declared that the Province of Ontario issued a second Emergency Order under s. 7.01(1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA). While the details of the Emergency Order are still unclear, Premier Ford...


Update on the curfew in effect since this Saturday in Québec

Audrey Boiteau, Lisen Bassett

On January 7, 2021, we published a communiqué regarding the new measures in effect to control the community spread of COVID-19 in Québec, which included the implementation of a province-wide curfew. Read our previous communiqué. As of January 9, 2021,...


Federally regulated employers, check your employment contracts: Court finds termination provision unenforceable

Michael Cleveland

In a decision that will be of interest to federally regulated employers, the Ontario Superior Court recently reviewed the enforceability of a termination provision in an employment agreement governed by the Canada Labour Code (the “CLC”). Given the relative rarity...


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