As all levels of government begin to ease restrictions on businesses opening up to the public, many employers are left in the dark with regard to their obligations to employees, specifically with regard to face masks in the work space. What are the responsibilities of the employer or employee, and who must bare the cost?
What happens if an employer is prepared to accommodate remote work for employees so they can work from home? Can employees still refuse to work?
If you have been following the news, you will know that the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) is now available for employees laid off since March 15, 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. Employees laid off before March 15, 2020 will be enrolled in the regular EI stream.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, small and large business alike are facing unprecedented challenges whether it be maintaining supply chain functions, paying employees, or servicing customers. The Government of Canada and Ontario, along with some private industry stakeholders, have taken some steps to attempt to assist businesses in these difficult times.
Lord John Graves Simcoe was a British Army general and the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada from 1791 until 1796. One of his tasks was to plot out Crown Land Grants in southern Ontario.