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Ontario Government Enacts New OHSA Amendments

The Ontario government has passed new Regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act [OHSA] that are intended to consolidate and streamline reporting requirements in the event of a workplace death, injury, or occupational illness. O. Reg. 420/21: Notices and Reports under Sections 51 to 53.1 of the Act – Fatalities, Critical Injuries, Occupational Illnesses […]

New Ontario Decision: IDEL Regulation Does Not Prevent Constructive Dismissal, CERB Payments Don’t Reduce Damages, and Employers Not Paying Statutory Termination Entitlements Justifies Punitive Damages

In the recent (and currently unreported) decision of Fogelman v IFG [Fogelman], the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (the “Court”) held that O. Reg. 228/20: Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (the “Regulation”) under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) does not prevent common law constructive dismissal claims, that CERB payments should not be deducted from […]