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Briefing Notes

New Ontario Regulation Exempts COVID-19 Related Work Reduction and Layoff from Notice and Severance Obligations

June 1, 2020

On May 29, 2020, the Government of Ontario introduced a regulation under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) that provides welcome relief to any employer that temporarily laid off a non-union employee or reduced non-union employee wages and/or hours due to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Return To Work Considerations

May 13, 2020

As government orders are lifted, employers will enter uncharted waters. Sherrard Kuzz LLP has a deep understanding of the pandemic’s impact on businesses and industries, and how to work through the related workplace issues.

Speaking Engagements

June 8, 2020 | Samia Hussein
June 10, 2020 | Erin R. Kuzz, Michael G. Sherrard
June 17, 2020 | Shana French

Video Seminars

COVID-19: Mitigating Workplace Risk and Leveraging Government Assistance


Each year we are happy to host law students interested to learn about employment and labour law. If your law school has an employment and labour club (or equivalent), and you’d like to organize a visit, please contact our Managing Director, Rhonda Cohen, at rcohen@sherrardkuzz.com or 416.603.6243.  We look forward to meeting you!

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