March, 20 2020 Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - By Diana F. Saturno and Sara Hickey

Ontario Amends its Employment Standards Act in Response to COVID-19

On March 19, 2020, in response to the measures imposed on employers and businesses by the government to curb the spread of COVID-19, Bill 186, titled “An Act to amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000” (the "Bill") received Royal Assent from the provincial legislature. Emergency Leave under the Employment Standards Act (the “Act”) now includes both declared emergencies and infectious disease emergencies.


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