COVID-19 and Employee Fatigue

Employers spend a vast amount of time ensuring all items are in place on their COVID-19 checklist. COVID-19 has also been a tremendous adjustment for employees that are working from home and for employers needing to implement a work from home policy while balancing skepticism about whether productivity is sufficient. Take some time to make your employees feel appreciated, it will go a long way to help build a harmonious workplace and reduce mental stress.

Safeguarding the Post-COVID Workplace Against Toxic Employees

This pandemic will eventually come to an end. The post-COVID workplace should be a safer, healthier place for workers, which means much more than simply installing hand sanitizer stations and sneeze guards. Employers should also plan to inoculate the workplace against harassment and discrimination. We can help.

Ontario Government Announces Expanded COVID-19 Inspection Blitzes

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On January 12, 2021 Ontario declared a second provincial emergency to address rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in Ontario. This declaration was accompanied by a “Stay-at-Home Order” and a recommendation that business allow employees to work from home where such an arrangement is possible. While restrictions were placed on “non-essential” businesses even prior to the […]

Ontario Government COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidelines

On April 30, 2020 the Government of Ontario announced new guidelines to provide processes for safe business resumptions for agriculture, manufacturing, foodstuffs, restaurant and food services businesses. These guidelines build on measures already set out by the Ontario Government in respect of retail, health care, constructions, and transit services, among others. Although the Government is […]

COVID-19: Options for Employers

Employers across Canada are having to cope with one of the greatest, and most uncertain, crises of our time. The COVID-19 pandemic has required businesses to rapidly adapt to new challenges that were unthinkable even a few short weeks ago. What can businesses experiencing work shortages do to ensure they maintain their workforce and come […]

COVID-19 and Mental Health

Polling by Abacus Data on March 25, 2020 found that 75% of Canadian are following news of the COVID-19 outbreak closely and 69% of Canadians are worried. Employers and employees have also entered an uncertain place, worries about business continuity, worries about making ends meet, concern about the stability of employment and whether there will […]

Canada Announces COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

On March 18, 2020, the Government of Canada announced unprecedented steps to support Canadian businesses affected by the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. The Prime Minister has announced that Parliament will be convened shortly to pass legislation authorizing parts of the Economic Response Plan requiring legislative action. The plan promises support to employers and their workers finding […]