Global COVID-19 News & Analysis

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April 27, 2022

Ontario, Canada: Masking Requirement in Select Higher-Risk Settings and Certain Directives Extended to June 11

On April 22, 2022, Ontario announced that it is maintaining the existing provincial masking requirements in select higher-risk indoor settings, as well as other current directives, until June 11, 2022.
Insight
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April 27, 2022

Canada: Key Trends in Arbitration Awards Pertaining to Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policies

Since late fall 2021, we have seen a steady flow of arbitration awards emerge in Ontario and British Columbia that consider issues relating to mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies in the unionized workplace.
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April 22, 2022

British Columbia, Canada: Arbitrator Upholds Electricity Provider’s Vaccination Policy But Severs Discipline Aspect as Unreasonable

An arbitrator recently decided that the mandatory vaccination policy of BC Hydro was reasonably necessary to justify the significant intrusion on its employees’ bodily integrity and medical privacy - but the policy's discipline aspect was unreasonable.
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April 13, 2022

British Columbia, Canada: Arbitrator Decides Employer Could Terminate Employee Who Refused Government-Ordered Vaccination

An arbitrator in British Columbia held that an employer rightfully terminated an employee who was ineligible for work for refusing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine despite a government order requiring it.

Global COVID-19 At a Glance Reports

Littler's Global COVID-19 At a Glance Reports

Littler's attorneys have created high-level guides, featuring updated "at a glance" information about COVID-19-related restrictions and developments in countries throughout Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

APAC At a Glance   EMEA At a Glance