News

As part of our mandate to showcase and promote the services of our members, to speak on their behalf whenever required, and keep our partners current with related issues, the following is an active archive of press releases and relevant news articles. If our members have articles they believe would be of benefit to a wider audience, please contact us and we'll include it here.

Posted:
Apr 21
2020

Briefing Note #5 – as of April 21, 2020 – Answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Employers regarding COVID-19

Sherrard Kuzz LLP, Employment & Labour Lawyers COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions to Assist Employers  Updated: April 21, 2020 DOWNLOAD PDF HERE Briefing Note – COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Employers – Updated to April 21 2020 – Sherrard Kuzz LLP As the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the […]

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Posted:
Apr 20
2020

FAO Releases Report on Ontario’s Labour Market Results for March 2020

The Financial Accountability Office (FAO) has released a report looking at Ontario’s March 2020 labour market results in the wake of government measures to contain the COVID‑19 pandemic in the province. Key Points from the Report: Ontario employment declined by a record 403,000 jobs (or -5.3 percent) in March, more than four times greater than the previous […]

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Posted:
Apr 14
2020

At the WSIB, we understand the impact the evolving COVID-19 situation is having on businesses across Ontario. We want to make sure you and your members have the most up-to-date information during this time. You may want to share with your members that the WSIB has made a decision regarding COVID-19 related claims costs. We […]

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Posted:
Apr 14
2020

CISC Weekly Bulletin

Continued Support for CISC Members & Associates During COVID-19. Please Visit Our Website for More Information #WeAreSteel #CISC #SteelCommunityTeam Latest News Updates: + The Canadian Emergency Response Benefit Portal is Now Open + Revenu Québec has Introduced Relief Measures to Coincide with Income Tax Season + APEC’s Online Presentation of the Potential Economic Impacts of […]

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Posted:
Apr 9
2020

Government provides further flexibility for employers to access the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

From: Department of Finance Canada News release April 8, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to support Canadians and employers facing hardship as a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak. Today, Finance Minister Bill Morneau provided further details on the eligibility […]

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Posted:
Apr 8
2020

Ontario Accelerates Essential Construction Projects During COVID-19

April 8, 2020 1:15 P.M. Extending Construction Hours Will Help Keep Ontario Workers Safe TORONTO — In response to the outbreak of COVID-19, Ontario is extending construction hours for essential construction projects, like critical projects in the health care sector, to 24 hours a day. Work on new hospital builds, expansions, and COVID-19 assessment centres […]

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Posted:
Apr 3
2020

Ontario Extends Business Closures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

The Premier announced today that the Province will be taking further steps to control the spread of COVID and announced the reduction of businesses classed as essential. The News release can be found here: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/04/ontario-extends-business-closures-to-stop-the-spread-of-covid-19.htm Newsroom : Ontario Extends Business Closures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 TORONTO — Following the advice of the Chief Medical […]

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Posted:
Apr 3
2020

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) formalizes COVID-19 protocols for constructions sites

READ THE ARTICLE ONLINE HERE The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) formalizes COVID-19 protocols for constructions sites The CCA is implementing a number of measures to help its members, the industry and the government during the COVID-19 pandemic including releasing its first version of the COVIS-19 Standardized Protocols for All Canadian Construction Sites, which it encourages all construction firms […]

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Posted:
Apr 2
2020

CHANGES TO TIME LIMITS

Last week, the Government of Ontario issued a regulation under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, suspending legislated limitation periods for the duration of the state of emergency. As a result, we are temporarily extending the following time limits: ·         six-month time limit after an injury or illness to file a claim for benefits ·         six-month time […]

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