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The COVID BUMP: Will Wrongfully Dismissed Employees Score “Coronavirus Damages”?

  Michela v St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic School may give parties a glimpse into the Court’s position While Canadians focus on flattening the curve of new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, wrongful dismissal plaintiffs and their counsel are hoping for a “bump” of sorts. […]

Canadian Government Opens CERB

Doors Open!: Federal Government Invites Applications for Canada Emergency Response Benefit and Releases Details of Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy in Wake of COVID-19

Today, the federal government launched a CRA portal for Canadians to apply for a new key assistance program for employees, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. In addition, further details were released last week about the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, a proposed assistance program for employers. […]

Work from Home Confidentiality

Meeting Confidentiality Obligations While Working Remotely During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Workplaces have transformed in the past month with many employees working from home in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Several employees have children underfoot as a result of school closures amidst social distancing mandates from federal, provincial and municipal governments. Others in the employee’s […]