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Canada: Alberta, British Columbia & Ontario Enact Paid Covid-19-related Leave - Gowling WLG

In an effort to both encourage and facilitate greater vaccination, the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia have recently undertaken steps to remove barriers to the vaccination efforts in their ...
Tags: News, Canada, British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Alberta British Columbia


Canada: Update To Ontario's Estate Laws: The Highlights Of Bill 245 - Minden Gross LLP

On April 19, 2021, Bill 245 – Accelerating Access to Justice Act, 2021 received Royal Assent. Schedules 8 and 9 of Bill 245 have significant implications on estate planning and administration...
Tags: News, Canada, Bill, Ontario, Minden Gross LLP


Canada: Ontario Has Introduced Three Days Of Employer-Paid (WSIB-Reimbursed) COVID Sick Leave - Stringer LLP

The Ontario Government has passed amendments to the Ontario, Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the "ESA") which require Ontario employers to provide employees with up to three paid sick days...
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Canada: Ontario, Canada Court Decides Employee Laid Off During COVID-19 May Claim Constructive Dismissal At Common Law - Littler - Canada

Last May, the government of Ontario filed Ontario Regulation 228/20 (IDEL Regulation) under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA).
Tags: News, Canada, Ontario, Ontario Canada Court, Ontario Regulation


Canada: Ontario Workers Can Now Access Paid COVID-19 Sick Days - Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

On April 29, 2021, Bill 284, COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, 2021, was introduced in the Ontario legislature. The Bill, which gives Ontario workers three paid sick days for COVID-19-related...
Tags: News, Canada, Ontario, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Ontario Workers


Canada: Ontario Employers Must Provide Employees Paid COVID-19 Leave - Bennett Jones LLP

On April 29, 2021, the Ontario Legislature passed the COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, amending section 50.1 of Ontario's Employment Standards Act, 2000.
Tags: News, Canada, Ontario, Ontario Legislature, Bennett Jones


Canada: Ontario Employers Must Provide New Paid COVID-19 Leave - Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

On April 29, 2021, the Ontario government introduced and passed new legislation, Bill 284, COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, 2021 (the Bill)...
Tags: News, Canada, Bill, Ontario, Osler Hoskin, Harcourt LLP


Canada: Infectious Disease Emergency Leave And Wrongful Dismissal - Torkin Manes LLP

Ontario employees on temporary layoff (or on reduced hours) due to COVID-19 are currently deemed to be on Infectious Disease Emergency Leave ("IDEL") under the Employment Standards Act (the "ESA")
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Canada: Court Of Appeal Summaries (April 26 – April 30, 2021) - Blaney McMurtry LLP

Following are our summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario for the week of April 26, 2021.
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Canada: The Jury's Out: Miller v. Panahi, 2021 ONSC 2693 - McLeish Orlando LLP

Ontario is in the midst of a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ontario government declared a third state of emergency on April 7, 2021, followed by a province-wide Stay-at-Home order and...
Tags: News, Canada, Miller, Ontario, Panahi, McLeish Orlando LLP


Canada: Ontario Introduces Paid COVID-19 Sick Leave - Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

On April 29, 2021, the Ontario government enacted Bill 284, COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, 2021 (Act). The legislation amends the Employment Standards Act (ESA)...
Tags: News, Canada, Bill, Ontario, Sick Leave Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP


Canada: COVID-19 Update: Ontario Introduces Paid COVID-19 Leave - McCarthy Tétrault LLP

On April 29, 2021, Bill 284, COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, 2021 received Royal Assent. Section 50.1 of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 ("ESA")...
Tags: News, Canada, Ontario, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, COVID


Canada: Ontario Government Introduces Paid COVID-19 Leave - Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

On April 29, 2021, the Ontario government introduced the COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, which amended the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the "ESA")...
Tags: News, Canada, Ontario, Blake Cassels, Graydon LLP


Canada: New Covid-19 Legislation: A Breakdown Of Ontario's New Paid Infectious Disease Emergency Leave - CCPartners

As a follow-up to our recent blog that we released earlier this week, Ontario's new legislation, Bill 284, COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, 2021, has now received Royal Assent.
Tags: News, Canada, Bill, Ontario


Canada: COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit - Siskinds LLP

On April 29, 2021 the Ontario government passed the much anticipated COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, 2021 (the "Act").
Tags: News, Canada, Ontario


Hospital staff in Toronto deal with Covid crisis – in pictures

Ontario is now the centre of the outbreak in Canada, led by more virulent variants. The latest surge in the number of cases was so big that authorities this week despatched the military and the Red Cross to help care for critical patients Continue reading...
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Canada: Ontario Passes Legislation Introducing Temporary Paid COVID-19 Leave - Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP

On April 28, 2021 the Ontario Government announced it would be introducing legislation to temporarily provide up to three paid leave days to eligible workers for reasons relating to COVID-19...
Tags: News, Canada, Ontario, Leave Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP


Canada: Ontario To Introduce Paid Leave For Time Off Related To COVID-19 - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

On April 29, 2021, the Government of Ontario stated that it plans to introduce the COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act. When passed, this legislation "would require employers to provide employees...
Tags: News, Canada, Ontario, Stewart, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak


Canada: Ontario Enacts COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Legislation - Miller Thomson LLP

On April 29, 2021, the COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, 2021 (the "Act") received Royal Assent in Ontario. The Act amends the Employment Standards Act, 2000 to require provincially-regulated...
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Canada: Ice Is Back With A Brand New Decision - Strigberger Brown Armstrong LLP

Does slipping on ice next to a vehicle come within the definition of accident under Ontario's statutory accident benefits scheme?
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Canada: Ontario Announces Paid Sick Leave - Cassels

After months of public pressure and an unsuccessful attempt to partner with the federal government to top up its Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (the CRSB)...
Tags: News, Canada, Ontario, Cassels, Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit


Canada: Ontario Immigration Launches Expression Of Interest System - Immigration.ca

April 29, 2021 - Ontario immigration has launched its new Expression of Interest system, opening two of the five linked streams, with the remaining three expected to go live ‘in the near future'.
Tags: News, Canada, Ontario, Ontario Immigration


Canada: Constructive Dismissal Claim Resulting From Temporary Layoff Not Barred By Ontario COVID-19 Regulation - Gardiner Roberts LLP

In Coutinho v. Ocular Health Centre Ltd., 2021 ONSC 3076, Justice D.A. Broad of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice dismissed an employer's motion for summary judgment which sought the dismissal...
Tags: News, Canada, Coutinho, Ontario, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Gardiner Roberts, Ocular Health Centre Ltd


Canada: Temporary Paid Sick Leave On The Horizon In Ontario - Blaney McMurtry LLP

On April 28, 2021, the Ontario Government announced it will introduce legislation titled the COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, which if passed will require employers to provide employees with up to three (3) days of paid leave ...
Tags: News, Canada, Ontario, Ontario Blaney McMurtry LLP


Canada: Ontario Government Announces Plan To Introduce Legislation Providing For Three Paid Sick Days - Aird & Berlis LLP

On April 29, 2021, the Government of Ontario announced that it would introduce new legislation that would provide for three (3) paid sick days for employees impacted by COVID-19.
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Canada: The Search Continues: Changes To The Publication Of Construction Documents - Miller Thomson LLP

Ontario's Construction Act ("CA") allows for the early release of holdback funds following the publication of a Certificate of Substantial Performance ("CSP").
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Niagara Falls Illuminated in Blue For Doctors’ Day

Reading Time:  2 minutes - Niagara Falls’ Illumination Board confirmed it will be lighting both the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls in blue, the evening of May 1 from 9 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., to show appreciation for doctors on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Doctors’ Day occurs every year in Canada on May 1 and is a time to highlight and celebrate doctors’ expertise and dedication to patient care. With this year’s Doctors’ Day falling in the middle of the COVID-19 pand...
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Watch: A pair of lynxes arguing in Ontario

These are definitely two large cats yowling at one another, and not two people trying to sound like large cats yowling at one another (though the confusion would be understandable).
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Canada: Ontario Government Announces Strengthened COVID-19 Restrictions And Enforcement - Gowling WLG

On April 16, 2021, the province of Ontario announced that it is strengthening enforcement of the current Stay-at-Home Order...
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Canada: Dispense Provisoire Publiée En Faveur Des Courtiers Et Des Conseillers Internationaux En Vertu De La Loi Sur Les Contrats À Terme Sur Marchandises De L'Ontario - Stikeman Elliott LLP

La Commission des valeurs mobilières de l'Ontario (CVMO) a publié dernièrement deux nouveaux règlements codifiant les dispenses provisoires applicables aux entreprises internationales
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