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Ontario’s Updated COVID-19 Testing and Isolation Guidelines

Ontario’s Updated COVID-19 Testing and Isolation Guidelines

As of December 31, 2021, the Ontario Government has updated its COVID-19 testing and isolation guidelines. These new guidelines may affect when employees should isolate, when tests should be administered to employees, and are summarized as follows: If an individual has symptoms: Fully vaccinated individuals should isolate for at least five days, and may end isolation […]

COVID-19 Government Benefits

The Government has extended the following COVID-19 Benefits: The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) and the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) are extended until May 7, 2022, and the maximum duration of the benefits have increased by 2 weeks. This extends the CRCB from 42 to 44 weeks and the CRSB from 4 to 6 […]

COVID-19 Response Measures Act

Introducing the COVID-19 Response Measures Act The COVID-19 Response Measures Act received Royal Assent on October 2, 2020, providing for several welcome forms of income relief for individuals impacted by COVID-19. Both employers and employees should be aware of these new changes, which are available to individuals ineligible for Employment Insurance (EI) who have had […]

COVID-19 Screening is Mandatory for All Ontario Workplaces

On Friday September 25, 2020, the Ontario Government released an amendment to Ontario Regulation 364/20, the “Rules for Areas in Stage 3” under the Reopening Act, 2020. This amendment requires that all employers must screen employees and essential visitors prior to entry into their workplaces. Employers may utilize the below Screening Tool for Workplaces (Businesses and Organizations) http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/coronavirus/docs/workplace_screening_tool_guidance.pdf  Screening should […]

Employment Standards Act Regulation

Employment Standards Act Amendment – June 2, 2020 Reg. 228/20, Infectious Disease Emergency Leave On May 29, 2020, the Ontario Government passed a Regulation under the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) which confirms that, among other things, temporary reductions and/or changes in hours/wages due to COVID-19, or temporary layoffs due to COVID-19 that […]

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