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Briefing Notes

Ontario’s Declared Emergency Has Come to an End – What Does This Mean For Employers

July 31, 2020

On July 24, 2020, the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (“Bill 195”) came into force and Ontario’s declared emergency came to an end.

Invalid “For Cause” Termination Language Voids Entire Termination Provision – so says Court of Appeal for Ontario

June 23, 2020

In a decision released last week, the Court of Appeal for Ontario held an employer could not rely on a valid and enforceable “without cause” provision in an employment agreement where the agreement included a “for-cause” provision that violated Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”).

Speaking Engagements

August 12, 2020 | Erin R. Kuzz
August 19, 2020 | Michael G. Sherrard, Brian G. Wasyliw

Video Seminars

Managing in a Time of Pandemic: Employer Considerations When Business Reopens

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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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