Ontario’s New Regulation Addressing the Temporary Layoff and Deemed Termination Dilemma

Kecia Podetz & J.D. Sharp

Following the general decline in business for most organizations and the mandatory closure of all non-essential businesses, many employers have had to temporarily layoff some or even all of their workforce. Ontario has introduced a novel approach to address the temporary layoff dilemma by providing temporary relief from the ESA’s termination and severance provisions for employers whose operations have been impacted by COVID-19. 

Kecia Podetz and J.D. Sharp explain the new Regulation, its benefits and limitations, and how it will affect your workforce:

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