COVID-19 and Employment Law Issues in Ontario Arising from the Pandemic

New changes to the Employment Standards Act - most employees temporarily laid off due to COVID-19 now deemed to be on Emergency Leave

True or False: Neither parent has to pay child support if both parents care for their children for an equal amount of time.

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.

Long-Term Care home immunity

Families are pursuing legal action against Rosslyn Retirement Home in Hamilton.

Criminal Court during COVID-19

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.

Limitation Periods and Procedural Time Periods suspended to September.

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.


Occupiers Liability Act

The Occupiers’ Liability Act states that an occupier of a premise owes a duty to take such care as in all the circumstances of the case is reasonable to see that persons entering on the premises are reasonably safe while on the premises.


Considerations when applying for a Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

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).

Three P's of virtual discoveries: Preparation, participation, protection.

For many lawyers, preparing for and conducting examinations for discoveries is a matter of course.

Contractual obligations and COVID-19: Force Majeure

Contractual obligations and COVID-19: Force Majeure.

The Courts during COVID-19

The Courts during COVID-19:  Brief Overview