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Ontario Mandates COVID-19 Vaccination Policies for Long-Term Care Homes

Lisa Corrente Starting next month, all Ontario long-term care homes will be required to implement COVID-19 vaccination policies for their staff, students and volunt...
Jun 1, 2021
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Infectious Disease Emergency Leave and Wrongful Dismissal

Peter C. Straszynski Ontario employees on temporary layoff (or on reduced hours) due to COVID-19 are currently deemed to be on Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (“IDEL”) ...
May 3, 2021
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Ontario Government Mandates Paid Sick Leave

Daniel Pugen The Ontario Government has passed Bill 284, “COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, 2021”. This bill amends the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) an...
Apr 30, 2021
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Business Closure Order for Peel and Toronto

Shreya Patel Toronto Public Health and Peel Public Health have issued an order under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act requiring business in Pe...
Apr 23, 2021
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Mandatory Vaccination and Your Workplace

Peter C. Straszynski With the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine well underway, many Canadian employers are thinking about introducing vaccination policies into their wo...
Apr 9, 2021
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Mandatory Mask or Face Covering By-Law Not a Clear Violation of Human Rights

Shreya Patel The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“HRTO”) was recently asked to assess whether a mask by-law contravened the human rights of an individual who ref...
Apr 7, 2021
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Litigation in the Time of COVID

Marco P. Falco In 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a judicial call-to-arms in Hryniak v. Mauldin, 2014 SCC 7. The Court called for no less than a litigation ...
Feb 2, 2021
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Government Mandates Staying Home: Notes for Employers

Daniel Pugen On January 13, 2021 the Ontario Government issued an Emergency Order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, which includes a directi...
Jan 14, 2021
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Ontario Government Further Extends the “COVID-19 Period” Under the ESA

Shreya Patel The “COVID-19 period” was set to expire on January 2, 2021 and has now been extended to July 3, 2021.
Dec 18, 2020
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Arbitrator Upholds Employer’s Right to Impose Mandatory COVID Testing on Employees

Thomas A. Stefanik and Shreya Patel Everyone in society has been affected in different ways by the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers in particular have faced difficult challenges and have bee...
Dec 10, 2020
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Supporting Ontario’s Recovery Act Bulletin

Cody F. Dolgay The Provincial Government has just introduced Bill 218, the Supporting Ontario’s Recovery Act (the “Bill”). If passed, the Bill will provide the fram...
Oct 30, 2020
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How much is 'unconscionable'? Why a 2009 decision is suddenly relevant again in high-stakes Ontario separation cases

Laurie H. Pawlitza Special to the National Post The financial fallout from COVID-19 is being felt far and wide, but for some Ontario couples who separated before the pandemic hit, the consequences c...
Aug 17, 2020
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Ontario’s Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission Launched Today

Lisa Corrente and David M. Golden Today, the Provincial Government launched an independent commission to investigate the spread of COVID-19 within long-term care homes, including how r...
Jul 29, 2020
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No Free Lunch: Global Privacy Regulators Set Expectations of Video Teleconference Providers

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer While the availability of videoconferencing technology has been a salvation for many given the challenges of working remotely during the COVID-19 pand...
Jul 27, 2020
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How the closed Canada-U.S. border affects binational families

Adam N. Black Special to Financial Post The COVID-19 curve continues to flatten in Canada, while the rate of infection is soaring in the United States. Over the past week, Canadians have see...
Jul 13, 2020
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COVID-19 Insurance and Healthcare Considerations

Cody F. Dolgay The Canadian health and long term care industries have been hit particularly hard by COVID-19. It would appear that this has not gone unnoticed by ins...
Jul 8, 2020

 

 

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Sidney H. Troister and Aaron English quoted in Move Smartly

Sidney H. Troister, LSM and Aaron English Sidney H. Troister and Aaron English were quoted in Move Smartly, a blog written by Toronto real estate lawyer, Bob Aaron.
May 28, 2020
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Sidney H. Troister and Aaron English speak to the National Post on COVID clauses in real estate deals

Sidney H. Troister, LSM and Aaron English Sidney H. Troister and Aaron English speak to the National Post on COVID clauses becoming the new standard in real estate deals.
May 19, 2020
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Lisa Lifshitz speaks to Canadian Lawyer about how remote-work has transformed the legal profession

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer In mid-March, the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe and health authorities quickly recommended social distancing. This new society norm effectively ma...
Apr 30, 2020
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Torkin Manes' Kay Leung and charitable group donate PPE to Scarborough Health Network Foundation

Kay Leung Torkin Manes' Kay Leung and charitable group 'We Appreciate and Care' donated PPE to Scarborough Health Network Foundation.
Apr 27, 2020
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Sidney Troister and Aaron English featured in the Toronto Star regarding their recent article on Considering COVID-19 Clauses in Purchase and Sale Agreements

Sidney H. Troister, LSM and Aaron English Sidney Troister and Aaron English, partners in our Commercial Real Estate Group, featured in the Toronto Star regarding their recent article titled "C...
Apr 27, 2020
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Adam Black speaks to CFRA radio to discuss the case of an Ontario man being barred from his home after failing to take COVID-19 risk seriously

Adam N. Black Adam Black of our Family Law Group speaks to Leslie Roberts of CFRA (Ottawa) to discuss the case of an Ontario man being barred from his home after fa...
Apr 15, 2020
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Sidney Troister Chaired the very successful Law Society of Ontario webcast "Your Real Estate Practice and the COVID-19 Pandemic: What You Need to Know Right Now"

Sidney H. Troister, LSM Sidney Troister of our Commercial Real Estate Group will be chairing and moderating the Law Society of Ontario's webcast "Your Real Estate Practice an...
Apr 15, 2020
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Greg Hersen speaks to Canadian Underwriter magazine about how Ontario is responding to surety writers’ COVID-19 concern

Gregory D. Hersen Greg Hersen, partner in our Construction Law Group, speaks to Canadian Underwriter magazine about how Ontario is responding to surety writers’ COVID-1...
Apr 15, 2020

 

 

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