Is Your Business Prepared for a Workplace Inspection?

In early November, the Ontario Government mobilized approximately 200 provincial offence and by-law officers in a campaign aimed to educate, enforce, and ensure businesses are complying with COVID-19 Workplace Safety Regulations.  These inspections are not scheduled in advance, and businesses cannot deny the officers access to the workplace premises. MOL officers specifically visited businesses in…

Ontario ESA Amendments Introduce “Infectious Disease Emergency Leave” Protection

On May 29, 2020, and in light of recent events, the Ontario Government amended the Ontario Employment Standards Act (ESA): Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Regulations 228/20. The new rules provide temporary relief for businesses from potentially triggering termination pay or severance to non-union employees who have been temporarily experiencing a reduction in wages or hours…