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COVID-19 Regulations are Changing for Employers in Ontario: Are You Compliant with Section 22 of the HPPA?20201119145022

COVID-19 Regulations are Changing for Employers in Ontario: Are You Compliant with Section 22 of the HPPA?

Orders under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, RSO 1990, c H.7 (“HPPA”) have started sweeping across the Greater Toront...
Practical tips:  What employers should do to comply with “public health guidance” during COVID-1920201113135729

Practical tips:  What employers should do to comply with “public health guidance” during COVID-19

On October 20, 2020, the Ontario provincial government announced new legislation entitled “Supporting Ontario’s Recovery and Municipal Elect...
Uber & Lyft: The Hidden Business Risks of the Gig Economy during COVID-1920201110100817

Uber & Lyft: The Hidden Business Risks of the Gig Economy during COVID-19

Due to ongoing pandemic-related uncertainty and what seems like daily regulatory changes, many organizations are shifting to non-traditional...
Can I refuse to work to home school my kids to avoid them going back to school?20200914131107

Can I refuse to work to home school my kids to avoid them going back to school?

Can I refuse to work to home school my kids to avoid them going back to school?As schools in Ontario are going to open, many parents may sti...
Ontario Extends Support for Employers and Employees impacted by COVID-19 until January 2 202120200909133106

Ontario Extends Support for Employers and Employees impacted by COVID-19 until January 2 2021

The challenges related to the Covid-19 pandemic and economic challenges have prompted the Ontario government to once again extend protection...
Ontario Terminated the COVID-19 Declared Emergency and it will have catastrophic effects on CERB layoffs due to the Waksdale decision starting September 4th20200811092424

Ontario Terminated the COVID-19 Declared Emergency and it will have catastrophic effects on CERB layoffs due to the Waksdale decision starting September 4th

Editors Note: On September 3rd the Ontario government issued a press release changing the date and extending the suspension until January 20...

Employment law is the expression of our shared values of prosperity, respect and equal opportunity.

Employment Law

We know that the fair exchange of work for pay is just one aspect of a vast body of law that seeks to ensure equity and safety in the workplace. Drafting employment contracts and compensation plans is detailed and important work, but today’s clients demand much more from their employment law counsel.

Human Rights

All aspects of the employer-employee relationship, from recruitment and hiring to day-to-day operations and dismissal or retirement, are governed by legislation that requires respect for human rights, equal opportunities, and freedom from discrimination and harassment.

Professional Regulation

Standards developed by regulatory bodies such as the College of Physicians and Surgeons or the Law Society of Ontario are industry specific and can vary widely. In regulatory matters involving complaints or discipline, we urge professionals to seek the counsel of qualified and experienced administrative and regulatory law practitioners.

Investigations & Mediation

In Toronto, mediation is a mandatory step in taking a claim made by an employer or employee to trial. But across Canada, some form of mediation is used to settle most employment or other legal disputes, with a very small percentage of cases ever going to trial.

Litigation

As litigators, we believe that a strong knowledge of the law and experience in resolving disputes goes a long way to reaching successful resolutions of our client’s cases. Though a very small percentage of cases ever go to trial, where a negotiated settlement is not possible, we represent plaintiffs and defendants through civil lawsuits, through all stages: pleadings, discovery, mediation, and through the pre-trial, to trial.