There are some important carve-outs and other changes to the ESA as well, which people should get legal advice on if they need it. Some of them are discussed in more detail below.
New changes to the Employment Standards Act - most employees temporarily laid off due to COVID-19 now deemed to be on Emergency Leave
In an unequal parenting time situation, child support is dictated by the Child-Support tables
, which we usually call the table amount. The table amount is primarily determined by the paying parent’s income and the number of children.
The courtrooms in Ontario have been largely closed in the latter half of March through April, May, and June 2020. While the courts are scheduled to reopen in some capacity on July 6, 2020, we are not sure what this “re-opening” will look like.
Due to the historic and unprecedented effect of COVID-19, Ontario suspended limitation and procedural time periods on March 20, 2020 retroactive to March 16, 2020. The suspension was to be in effect until the state of emergency was lifted.
The Government of Canada has launched various initiatives to assist small businesses with challenges faced due to COVID-19, one of which being the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA).
For many lawyers, preparing for and conducting examinations for discoveries is a matter of course.
Contractual obligations and COVID-19: Force Majeure.
The Courts during COVID-19: Brief Overview
The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated many people’s reassessment of their and their family’s pre-pandemic schedules and routines. For separated parents, a question that has certainly permeated their thoughts during the pandemic is: should my children still be travelling between my home and their other parent’s home?