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Ontario’s Proposed Private Sector Privacy Legislation: What it Means for Workplaces

The Ontario government has launched a public consultation process on a proposed “Ontario-made” privacy legislation which, if enacted, is expected to apply to private sector, provincially-regulated employers. Written submissions from the public and impacted businesses will be accepted until October 1, 2020, and virtual town hall meetings to discuss the potential changes will be held […]

Return to Work Case Studies from the Front Lines – Case Study #10

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”4720″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text] Addressing Legitimate Safety-Based Work Refusals During the COVID-19 Pandemic With the start of the 2020-2021 school year, more and more employers are beginning to return employees to working in-person after months of working from home. In doing so, it is crucial for employers to understand how to respond appropriately to legitimate safety-based […]

Ontario Has Extended the Temporary Rules for Layoffs and Deemed Leaves

On September 3, 2020, the Ontario government extended the period during which employers can temporarily lay off non-unionized employees for reasons related to COVID-19 without it being deemed a termination of employment. This is a major development that will give many Ontario employers struggling to recover from the business impact of COVID-19 more time before […]


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”4720″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text] Addressing Misconduct in the Time of COVID-19: Navigating Workplace Harassment The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges for employers to navigate. As we have discussed previously in this case study series, many workplaces have been experiencing an increase in conduct issues due to the high levels of stress employees and employers are […]