Labour and Employment Communiqué

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June 2, 2020

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COVID-19: Cross country update (June 2, 2020)

Federal The Government of Canada announced the following measures: Application for Funding Projects by the Enabling Accessibility Fund Today, Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, announced the launch of a call for proposals under the newly...

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Critical Ontario COVID-19 update on emergency leave, temporary layoffs and constructive dismissals

Zeinab Yousif

By way of a O. Reg 228/20 filed on May 29, 2020 (the “Regulation”) under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) , the Ontario government has extended the Infectious Disease Emergency Leave to apply to non-unionized employees “whose hours of...

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COVID-19: A new era for unionization?

Sasha Segal

Now, perhaps more than ever, we are seeing unprecedented changes in the employment relationship.  Many businesses have been forced to take drastic measures to protect the financial stability of their operations in light of COVID-19.  While non-unionized employers react to...

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