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Omicron Throws a Wrench in Ontario Government’s Reopening Plans

Focus readers will recall that it was just over two months ago that the Ontario government announced its tentative long-term…

Ontario Arbitrators come to different conclusions with respect to whether mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies were reasonable

Recently, two Arbitrators came to different conclusions with respect to whether mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies were reasonable. In the first…

Injunction Denied for Unvaccinated Hospital Employees Seeking to Preserve Employment Despite Mandatory Vaccination Policy

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has denied an injunction to a group of unvaccinated University Health Network (“UHN”) employees…

Ontario Government Plans to Lift COVID-19 Public Health and Workplace Safety Measures by March 2022

On October 22, 2021, the Ontario government announced its long-term reopening plans with respect to COVID-19.  In consultation with the…

Canadian Privacy Commissioners Publish Guidance on Vaccine Passports

As COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available to Canadians in all provinces, the public discourse in respect of immunization has…

New Mandatory Screening for Employees and Essential Visitors in Ontario Workplaces

As part of increased measures to help stop the surge of COVID-19 cases, the Government of Ontario amended O. Reg…

FAQ: Return to School and Requests for Accommodation on the Grounds of Family Status in the Workplace

Employers can expect that many parents whose children will be engaged in remote learning this coming school year, either on…

Federal Government Announces Details of Winding Down of CERB Program

On August 20, 2020, the Federal government released the details of the anticipated winding down of the temporary Canada Emergency…

Back to School 2020: How Employers Can Address the Expected Surge in Requests for Accommodation on the Grounds of Family Status

Recently, the Ontario government announced its COVID-19: Reopening Schools plan for the fall of 2020. For elementary schools (Kindergarten to…

Ontario Government Announces Beginning of Stage 3 of Provincial Reopening

On May 19, 2020, Ontario officially entered Phase 2 (Restart Phase) of the gradual and phased reopening process detailed in…

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