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Briefing Notes

Ontario Government Proposes Significant Changes to Several Work-Related Statutes – October 27 2021

October 27, 2021

On October 25, 2021, the Ontario Government introduced Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, 2021. If passed, Bill 27 will amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997, Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act, 2009, Fair Access to Regulated Professions and Compulsory Trades Act, 2006, and Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Act. This briefing note summarizes the key proposed amendments. Regulations will also be passed in due course.

Service Canada Provides Guidance for Issuing Records of Employment When Employee Fails to Comply With Vaccination Policy

October 22, 2021

Service Canada has published updated information to help employers issue records of employment (“ROE”s) for employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes when an employee either does not report to work or is dismissed because they refuse the COVID-19 vaccination.


Speaking Engagements

COVID legal updates with the return to work implications
February 24, 2022 | Edward W. Snetsinger

Video Seminars

Health and Safety-Building a Culture of Safety as We Return to the Workplace


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