In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health, safety and well-being of its residents within enclosed public spaces, on June 30, 2020, the City of Toronto passed By-Law 541-2020.
As businesses begin to reopen at varying rates and capacities, subject to state and federal containment measures, companies will be faced with the challenge of complying with safety standards while accommodating customers and clients.
Following the successful loosening of public health measures in Stage 1 and Stage 2 of Ontario’s reopening framework, beginning on Friday, July 17, 2020, Ontario will take a regional approach to entering Stage 3.
The Court of Appeal of Newfoundland and Labrador recently overturned the decision of the province’s Supreme Court, which addressed an employer’s obligation to accommodate medical cannabis use for workers in safety-sensitive positions.
Michigan Governor Whitmer has issued an Executive Order requiring individuals to wear face masks covering their nose and mouth, and businesses to refuse to provide service to customers without face coverings.
The Sacramento City Council has enacted the Sacramento Worker Protection, Health, and Safety Act. This ordinance, which becomes operative on July 15 and sunsets on December 31, 2020, addresses various workplace concerns in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.