The Workplace

CEWS and CERB programs – response to COVID-19


Rayaz Khan | April 14, 2020 | Benefits Canada The COVID-19 pandemic has created many complicated issues for employers. Prudent employers should ensure they’re aware of the resources that may be available during this uncertain time when information regarding government support is rapidly changing. Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy On March 30, the federal government announced [...]

CEWS and CERB programs – response to COVID-192020-04-15T12:59:12+00:00

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy – Final


After being passed by Parliament and receiving Royal Assent over the weekend, the government has shared additional details on the federal 75 percent wage subsidy. Last week, the criteria for the program was “relaxed,” with just one major change coming from the weekend Parliamentary session. On Saturday, the opposition and government agreed to change the need to reapply [...]

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy – Final2020-04-14T12:48:28+00:00

Are you ready? OHIP+ Amendments Take Effect April 1st


The OHIP+ program, which has offered free prescription medication to all Ontarians under the age of 24 since January 1st, 2018, will undergo changes at the end of March. Teens and young adults under the age of 24 with private health benefits will no longer be eligible to receive free prescriptions through OHIP+. Children and youth 24 [...]

Are you ready? OHIP+ Amendments Take Effect April 1st2019-04-25T19:56:52+00:00

Wrongful Dismissal Update: Recent Case Law Increases Legal Uncertainty


Posted with permission of Doug MacLeod, January 17, 2019  Recently, it has become increasingly difficult for employment lawyers to assess an employer’s potential legal liability in connection with an employee termination. The law is pretty straightforward but predicting how a judge will apply the law to a specific termination is riddled with legal uncertainty. A recent case involving a [...]

Wrongful Dismissal Update: Recent Case Law Increases Legal Uncertainty2019-01-17T19:02:59+00:00

Bill 47 – Changes coming for Ontario Employers


As you may be aware, there have been changes within the Employment Standards Act.  Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 has repealed and/or replaced most of the changes that were to come January 1, 2019. The notes below will help you understand the updated changes. For further information please read online Legislative [...]

Bill 47 – Changes coming for Ontario Employers2018-11-23T15:05:03+00:00
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