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Briefing Notes

New Violence and Harassment Prevention Obligations Now in Force for Federally Regulated Workplaces

January 27, 2021

On January 1, 2021, the new Work Place Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations (the “Regulation”) and associated changes to the Canada Labour Code (“Code”) came into force.  The Regulation and amendments to the Code place substantial obligations on a federally-regulated employer to implement preventative and protective measures to address workplace violence and harassment. 

Ontario Declares Provincial Emergency – Effective January 14, 2021

January 15, 2021

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Ontario declared a second provincial emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA), effective January 12, 2021.  This declaration of emergency will automatically terminate in 14 days unless terminated earlier or extended.  The declaration of a provincial emergency allows the Government to make new emergency orders under the EMCPA, including the enactment of a new enforcement order.

Speaking Engagements

January 28, 2021 | Matthew P. Badrov
January 28, 2021 | Priya Sarin, Katherine E. Ford
January 28, 2021 | Michael G. Sherrard

Video Seminars

Lesson Learned from 2020 and What to Expect in 2021


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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