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Ontario Limits the Size of Unmonitored and Private Social Gatherings across Entire Province

From Leanne Standryk  News Release Ontario Limits the Size of Unmonitored and Private Social Gatherings across Entire Province September 19, 2020 Province Takes Decisive Action to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 TORONTO   The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Public Health Measures Table, is reducing limits on the number […] Read More

Ontario Government Announcement – September 3, 2020 Extends Infectious Disease Emergency Leave under the Employment Standards Act, 2000

  On May 29, 2020, the Ontario Government introduced Regulation 228/20: Infectious Disease Emergency Leave under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”).  Our earlier briefing note on Regulation 228/20 can be found here. Under Regulation 228/20, the deemed Infectious Disease Emergency Leave was set to expire September 4, 2020. On September 3, 2020, the Government […] Read More

Ontario Extends Support for Employers and Employees Impacted by COVID-19

News Release Ontario Extends Support for Employers and Employees Impacted by COVID-19 September 3, 2020 Protecting jobs by helping businesses avoid costly payouts and closures TORONTO – The Ontario government is helping protect jobs and businesses by extending protection to prevent temporary layoffs from automatically becoming permanent job losses. Although Ontario is now in Phase […] Read More

Ontario Releases Plan for Safe Reopening of Schools in September

News Release   Ontario Releases Plan for Safe Reopening of Schools in September   July 30, 2020 Province Providing Critical Investments and Resources to Keep Students and Staff Safe TORONTO — The Ontario government is announcing the safe reopening of schools for in-class instruction beginning this September. The government has unveiled a plan that prioritizes […] Read More

Ontario Extends Emergency Orders Again

News Release   Ontario Extends Emergency Orders July 16, 2020 Extensions Protect Health and Safety as Economy Gradually Reopens TORONTO — The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has extended most emergency orders currently in force under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) until July 29, 2020. […] Read More

Happy Canada Day!

  The team at Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP Wish You A Happy Canada Day. It will certainly be one that we will remember.   Please Stay Safe and Well    Please note that we are closed for the day. Our operations will reopen tomorrow July 2 at 8:30am While our offices remain closed for […] Read More

Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency to July 15th

  News Release   Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency to July 15   June 24, 2020 Province Focuses on Safe, Gradual Reopening of Regions TORONTO ― In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government has extended the provincial Declaration of Emergency under s.7.0.7 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to July […] Read More

Niagara Region Moves to Stage 2 on Friday June 19th

  News Release   More People Can Get Back to Work as Additional Businesses and Services to Reopen This Week   June 15, 2020   Ontario Moving More Regions into Stage 2 on Friday   TORONTO  More people will be able to get back to work as additional businesses and services in certain regions across […] Read More

Ontarians Encouraged to Establish Social Circles

  News Release Ontarians Encouraged to Establish Social Circles    June 12, 2020   Creating a Close Group of up to 10 People Will Help Reduce Social Isolation     TORONTO – People throughout Ontario are being encouraged to establish a social “circle” of no more than 10 people who can interact and come into […] Read More

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