Employees laid off during the COVID-19 period are deemed to be on infectious disease emergency leave and are not actually laid off – or so says an Ontario regulation. However, the Ontario Superior Court has come up both heads and tails on the issue. Hansard records indicate that MPPs believe the regulation is stymying terminations and keeping businesses afloat. Who’s right? It may be too soon to tell.
Employers need to stay current and compliant when it comes to sexual discrimination and harassment laws in Ontario. Expected and continual changes in the law will require employers to take concrete steps for ensuring their workplace is free of sexual discrimination. Employers must also address any sexual discrimination and harassment issues promptly when they arise. Call Bridge Legal & HR Solutions today to protect your organization.
Recent figures show that workplace harassment is not a rarity in Canada. Employers are required to deal with workplace harassment when it happens. However, businesses also need to take concrete steps to prevent harassment from occurring in the first place.
The definition of a workplace has been evolving over the decades – the past year has accelerated the shift. What are the risks associated with employees working from home and whose homes are outside of Ontario or outside of Canada altogether?
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 […]