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Ontario Launches Workplace Education and Enforcement Campaigns

  News Release Ontario Launches Workplace Education and Enforcement Campaigns November 19, 2020   Inspection Blitzes Helping to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 and Keep Workers Safe TORONTO — The Ontario government is launching a series of education and enforcement campaigns to ensure businesses across the province are taking the necessary steps to keep employees, […] Read More

Leanne Standryk Elected To Hockey Canada Board of Directors

                HOCKEY CANADA USHERS IN   CHANGE WITH BOARD OF   DIRECTORS ELECTION     Three women, two men join Hockey Canada board as new directors   November 15, 2020   CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada’s Winter Congress and Annual Meeting, held virtually for the first time due to […] Read More

Ontario Releases COVID-19 Response Framework to Help Keep the Province Safe and Open

      News Release November 3, 2020   TORONTO — In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, the Ontario government has developed the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework. It ensures that public health measures are targeted, incremental and responsive to help limit the spread of COVID-19, while keeping schools […] Read More

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

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