Employment

The Employment Standards Act (ESA) is a key piece of legislation to resolve employer-employee disputes while protecting employees’ rights. The ESA provides protection for most employees in Ontario, including full-time, part-time, temporary and student workers. Employers cannot contract out of an employment standard covered by the ESA, and employees cannot be forced to waive their […]

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Q&A about COVID-19 Workplace Health and Safety Download PDF Prepared by: Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (Adapted from Workers’ Health and Safety Legal Clinic’s “Frequently Asked COVID-19 Workplace Health and Safety Questions” brochure) Current as of: March 30, 2020 Note: The below information applies to provincially-regulated industries and workers in Ontario. There are meaningful […]

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Support for Ontarian Workers Prepared by: Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (March 24, 2020) Download PDF On March 19, 2020, the Ontario government passed amendments to the Employment Standards Act to provide job-protected leave to employees in isolation or quarantine, or are caring for children or other relatives. These measures are retroactive to January 25, 2020. […]

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The Employment Insurance (EI) program is a Federal program administered by the Government of Canada. In general, regular employment insurance benefits are provided to employees only (meaning those who work for an employer). The Special EI benefits may be provided to both employees and self employed people who join the program voluntarily. There are general […]

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