As COVID-19 case numbers rise to unprecedented levels, the BC Government continues to implement new provisions in response to the ongoing pandemic.

Early in the pandemic the BC government amended the Employment Standards Act to
Continue Reading British Columbia government expands COVID-19 Leave entitlement under the ‎Employment Standards Act

The government of Alberta has introduced an Innovation Employment Grant (“IEG”) to complement its Job Creation Tax Cut (“JCTC”) in an effort to stimulate investment and expand opportunities in Alberta.

The IEG was first announced
Continue Reading Alberta announce $166 million Innovation Employment Grant for research and development

On Monday, January 4, 2021, the City of Toronto announced new measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in workplaces, as well as to increase employer and government accountability. These measures create additional safety and
Continue Reading The City of Toronto announces new measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in workplaces

In response to a steady increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the Vancouver Coast Health and Fraser Health regions, British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer has imposed targeted orders that will affect both individuals
Continue Reading British Columbia imposes new COVID-19 restrictions for the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley‎*

In Waksdale v. Swegon North America Inc., 2020 ONCA 391, the Ontario Court of Appeal held that a seemingly enforceable ‎‎“Termination Without Cause” provision in an employment agreement was unenforceable because the ‎employer conceded
Continue Reading Recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal invites employers to conduct a holistic ‎review of the ‎termination provisions in their employment agreements

On June 18, 2020, the Government of Alberta introduced Bill 24, the COVID-19 Pandemic Response Statutes Amendment Act, 2020 (“Bill 24”). The purpose of Bill 24 was to validate an earlier regulation, the Employment
Continue Reading Employment impact of Bill 24: Extension of temporary ‎layoffs and validation of COVID-19 regulations‎