Labour and Employment Communiqué

Four hands bring together white puzzle pieces

June 15, 2021

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New paid holiday for federally-regulated employees: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Hugh R. Dyer

On June 3, 2021, Bill C-5 (the “Bill”) received Royal Assent. The Bill amends the Canada Labour Code to add a tenth paid holiday for employees in the federally-regulated sector. The new holiday is designated as the National Day for...

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Ontario court finds temporary layoffs due to COVID-19 are not constructive dismissal at common law

Michael Cleveland

In a recent decision, Taylor v. Hanley Hospitality Inc., 2021 ONSC 3135 (“Taylor”), Justice Ferguson of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice held that an employee who was temporarily laid off due to COVID-19 was not constructively dismissed at common...

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