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Newsletter March, 2021

Voluntary vaccination and employers’ responsibilities in Canada

March, 2021
  • Mandatory vaccination policies continue to be a heavily debated topic amongst Canadian employers
Newsletter November, 2020

Canada: Supreme Court decision requires employers to draft their incentive plans with an exceptional clarity

November, 2020
  • This case requires employment contracts and/or bonus plans to be extremely clear when it comes to employees’ participation in bonus plans.  
  • This has important repercussions for employers and requires an in-depth analysis on employment contracts.
Newsletter August, 2020

Canada: Enhanced labour inspection and financial support for employers in the agricultural sector

August, 2020
  • Employers of temporary foreign workers in Canada are required to comply with the Quarantine Act and respect the mandatory 14-day quarantine period upon entry in Canada
  • The quarantine period must be paid to employees. However, the government announced a financial support to employers up to CAD $1,500 per temporary foreign worker to cover employee pay during the mandatory quarantine period and other associated costs
  • The government enhanced labour inspection for employers in agriculture
Newsletter July, 2020

Canada: important Ontario Court of Appeal Decision on termination of employment

July, 2020
  • Termination of employment clauses in Ontario must be read as a whole and be overall in line with employment regulation, even if they are contained in separate provisions.  
Newsletter May, 2020

Examples of Essential Services Exempted from Suspension

May, 2020
  • Specific laws were enacted in France, New Zealand, Ontario (Canada) and South Africa containing a list of essential services that could continue operating during the pandemic.
  • Employment services were considered essential in France, New Zealand and Ontario.
  • Employers’ organisations were included in the list in New Zealand.

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