Home Care Ontario | Jun 07, 2021
Sherrard Kuzz has provided the following briefing note:
On May 29, 2020, the Government of Ontario introduced a regulation under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) that provided relief to any employer that had temporarily laid off or reduced the wages and/or hours of a non-union employee due to COVID-19. The regulation largely exempts any such layoff or reduction from being deemed a termination of employment, such that there is no obligation to provide ESA notice or severance pay. The employee is deemed to be on an Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (“IDEL”).
READ THE FULL BRIEFING NOTE: June 7-21 Briefing Note - Ontario Government Extends Temporary Layoff Exemption Period to September 25, 2021