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New Ontario Government Guidelines for Mandatory COVID-19 Workplace Screening

On September 25, 2020 the Ontario government announced a new amendment to of O. Reg 364/20: Rules for Areas in Stage 3 under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (the “Amendment”). This amendment now requires all Ontario workplaces to conduct a screening for all employees upon arriving at their workplaces, to evaluate the …

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Family Caregiver Leave in Ontario and COVID-19 Leaves of Absence (Updated Sept 16 2021)

With the increase in COVID-19 cases, employees are once again forced to consider how they will care for loved ones if someone becomes ill. In March of this year, the Ontario government announced special leaves of absence for employees in response to COVID-19, for example, for employees providing care to a person for a reason …

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3 Key Considerations For Executive Compensation and Severance (Updated Nov 23 2020)

If you are an executive or senior-level employee nearing the end of your employment, you’ll want to carefully plan your next moves to ensure you have an exit plan that works in your favour. Because of the complexity of executive compensation, senior executives may be shortchanged when offered termination or severance packages. Stock options, restricted …

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Ontario Minimum Wage Is Increasing October 1, 2020

Minimum wage is increasing across all provinces and territories across Canada starting October 1st, 2020. In Ontario, the general minimum wage will rise from $14.00 to $14.25 per hour, which marks our first minimum wage increase since January 2018. Minimum wage is the lowest wage an employer can pay an employee. The upcoming increase is …

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New Increased Access to EI and Additional Recovery Benefits for Canadians (Effective September 27, 2020)

The Canadian Government has been continuously taking significant and decisive action to support Canadians and protect their employment during COVID-19. First, they introduced the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) along with many other financial support programs on March 15, 2020.  Now that the Canadian economy is beginning to restart, the Federal Government has introduced a …

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Monkhouse Law Successful in Reinstating Bank Employee at BMO After Unjust Dismissal

Federally regulated employees who face unjust dismissal may be able to seek reinstatement of their employment after termination. This remedy is unique to federally regulated employees and can be a valuable option for employees looking to fight unfair termination and get their careers back on track. In a recent case against BMO, Monkhouse Law obtained …

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Ontario’s Declaration of Emergency Ends and ESA Changes: What This Means For Employees (Updated Sept 16 2021)

On July 24, 2020, the Ontario Government ended the declaration of emergency to the COVID-19 pandemic. For employees and employers, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government made a regulation that changed certain Employment Standards Act (ESA) rules during the “COVID-19 period”. The government extended the COVID period to January 2, 2022. The COVID period runs …

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