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Details of Emergency Declaration and Impact on Ontario Employers Now Available

As we advised readers in our earlier Focus Alert, the Province of Ontario has declared a second provincial emergency in…

Second Provincial Emergency Declared

On January 12, 2021, the Province of Ontario declared a second provincial emergency in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic under…

Coming into Force of the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020: What This Means for Employers

In Ontario, a declaration of emergency made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (“EMCPA”), as well as any…

Ontario Announces Additional Workplaces that Can Reopen

On March 17, 2020, the Ontario government declared a provincial state of emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection…

Ontario Government Releases Specific Workplace Safety Guidelines in Preparation for Gradual Provincial Reopening

On April 30, 2020, in preparation for the eventual gradual re-opening of the province in accordance with its recently announced…

Government of Ontario Introduces Phased Plan to Reopen the Province

Recently, the Ontario Minister of Health announced that Ontario has reached the anticipated peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Following this…

Ontario Issues Emergency Order to Support Hospitals in Assisting Long-Term Care Homes

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues in Ontario, it has become increasingly clear that those living and working in long-term care…

Emergency Order Providing Work Restrictions on Congregate Care Settings Takes Effect Thursday, April 30, 2020

On April 24, 2020, as part of the Ontario government’s enhanced action plan, an emergency order was passed by the…

Ontario Temporarily Limiting Work to a Single Retirement Home

As the elderly, chronically ill and immunocompromised continue to face increased risk in relation to COVID-19, the Ontario government has…

Ontario Government Makes Emergency Order Regarding Work Redeployment Measures for Municipalities in Relation to Critical Municipal Services

On April 16, 2020, the Ontario government issued an emergency order providing municipalities with broad authority to address staffing and…

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