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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 and the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (“CERB”)

Peter C. Straszynski On March 24, 2020, the Canadian Government passed Bill C-13, introducing (among other measures in response to COVID-19) the new Canada Emergency Respo...
Mar 26, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Update: Quarantine and EI Benefits

Peter C. Straszynski The Federal Government has taken steps to change the Employment Insurance (“EI”) rules for those employees who are required to self-quarantine on acco...
Mar 16, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 and the Workplace: FAQ

Peter C. Straszynski Employers are increasingly facing questions and decisions surrounding the possibility of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) affecting their workplace.
Mar 5, 2020
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Is it Time to Update Your Employment Contracts?

Peter C. Straszynski For Canadian employers, one of the most important purposes of written employment contracts is to lawfully limit the amount of notice or compensation t...
Feb 3, 2020

Workplace Policies That All Businesses Need

Peter C. Straszynski and Shreya Patel Ontario employers are required by law to have certain workplace policies in place at work.
Jan 17, 2020

Accommodating Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals in the Workplace

Shreya Patel and Peter C. Straszynski E-Alert The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (“AODA”) applies to all employers in Ontario. The AODA and its regulation...
Oct 31, 2019
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Enforcing Restrictive Covenants: The StressCrete Case

Peter C. Straszynski Torkin Manes LegalPoint In Canada, restrictive covenants in employment agreements can be very difficult to enforce, particularly by way of injunctive relief. This is often be...
May 14, 2019
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Medical Cannabis and Safety Sensitive Work

Peter C. Straszynski Provincial and Federal Human Rights legislation requires that an employer accommodate an employee's medical condition to the point of "undue hardship"...
May 3, 2019
Nov 28, 2018
Nov 21, 2018
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

New Signs Required To Be Posted At Your Workplace Are Now Available

Peter C. Straszynski and Shreya Patel Torkin Manes LegalPoint The Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, requires employers and proprietors to post mandatory signs relating to the prohibitions on smoking and vaping in a c...
Oct 31, 2018

Grand Valley Construction Association

Peter C. Straszynski Speaker, “Cannabis and Your Workplace”
Oct 17, 2018

HRD eLearning Webinar

Peter C. Straszynski Speaker, “Cannabis in the Workplace”
May 15, 2018
Nov 16, 2017

Marijuana in the Canadian Workplace

Peter C. Straszynski Speaker, Building Industry and Land Development Association
Aug 18, 2017

Marijuana in the Canadian Workplace

Peter C. Straszynski Speaker, Building Industry and Land Development Association
Jul 26, 2017
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Marijuana and the Canadian Workplace

Peter C. Straszynski The possession, use and sale of marijuana in Canada presently remains unlawful under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, but its use for medical ...
Jul 13, 2017

Emerging Trends and Challenges in the Workplace

Peter C. Straszynski Torkin Manes Employment & Labour Relations Seminar, May 2017
May 9, 2017
May 27, 2016
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