Nearly All Businesses and Public Spaces to Reopen in Stage 3

By the Office of the Premier TORONTO — The Ontario government announced nearly all businesses and public spaces will reopen in Stage 3 of the province's reopening framework with public health and workplace safety measures and restrictions in place. As Ontario continues down the path to economic recovery, decisions on which regions will enter Stage [...]

By | 2020-07-13T19:08:56+00:00 July 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Proposed class-action against Skip the Dishes moving forward after Supreme Court’s Uber ruling

By Cameron MacLean A proposed class-action lawsuit against Winnipeg-based food delivery service Skip the Dishes can now move forward through Manitoba courts, after the Supreme Court of Canada reached a decision last month in a similar case involving an Ontario Uber Eats driver. The lawsuit, filed by former Skip the Dishes courier Charleen Pokornik in [...]

By | 2020-07-13T12:44:45+00:00 July 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why some CERB recipients are getting smaller payments this month

By Kathleen Harris Some Canadians are getting unwelcome surprises this month: smaller Canada emergency response benefit (CERB) payments than they expected. CBC News has heard from many people confused by correspondence from the government advising them that they will not be eligible for the full $2,000 in June. "Because you previously received an advance payment [...]

By | 2020-07-02T19:44:05+00:00 July 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

More Canadians are refusing work due to COVID-19 — but it’s tough to get authorities to agree

By Inayat Singh As more workplaces open up, Canadians are faced with the challenge of going back to work after being told for months that can be dangerous. Data on work refusals reported to provincial labour authorities shows there's been a spike in the number of people who have formally refused to work citing dangerous [...]

By | 2020-06-23T16:36:49+00:00 June 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Workers in Ontario and Quebec filed over 5,700 coronavirus-related complaints

By Andrew Russell and Mike De Souza Workers in Ontario and Quebec filed thousands of complaints about unsafe working conditions as the novel coronavirus swept across Canada and pounded the country’s two most populous provinces, according to government statistics obtained by Global News. There were more than 5,700 complaints related to COVID-19 in both provinces, [...]

By | 2020-06-15T19:28:42+00:00 June 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘More and more claims:’ Pandemic lawsuits could tie up courts for years

By The Canadian Press Lawsuits involving seniors homes, airlines, universities and ticket providers affected by COVID-19 could tie up Canadian courts for years, says a litigation lawyer. Michael Smith, a partner at the Bennett Jones law firm in Toronto, says it has been tracking all proposed class-action claims related to the pandemic. From the end [...]

By | 2020-06-10T14:05:06+00:00 June 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ontario makes temporary change to layoff regulations to help businesses amid pandemic

By The Canadian Press Staff TORONTO -- Ontario is temporarily amending its labour laws to help businesses avoid permanently laying off workers and paying out severance, which could send some into bankruptcy during the pandemic. The government is expected to announce today that it will amend the Employment Standards Act, which requires businesses to terminate [...]

By | 2020-06-02T20:07:02+00:00 June 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments