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June 16, 2021

Canada Introduces New Federal Holiday Commencing September 30, 2021: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

On June 3, 2021, the federal government’s Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation) received Royal Assent.

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June 16, 2021

Ontario, Canada Court Decides Employees Laid Off During COVID-19 May Not Claim Constructive Dismissal at Common Law

Just six weeks after holding that Ontario Regulation 228/20 under the ESA did not remove an employee’s common law right to claim constructive dismissal arising from a layoff during the pandemic, the Ontario SJC came to the opposite conclusion.

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June 9, 2021

The European Union’s New Standardized Data Transfer Agreement: Implications for Multinational Employers

At long last, the European Commission, on June 4, 2021, adopted new Standard Contractual Clauses (“new SCCs”) to permit lawful transfers of personal data from the European Union (EU) to third countries such as the United States.

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June 9, 2021

British Columbia, Canada Court Deducts CERB From Employee’s Damages for Wrongful Dismissal

To date, few decisions in Canada have considered whether the amount of the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) employees receive after their job termination should be deducted from their damages in lieu of common law reasonable notice.

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June 8, 2021

Ontario, Canada Announces it Will Enter Step One of its Roadmap to Reopen Earlier than Anticipated

Based on the provincewide vaccination rate and continuing improvements in key public health and health system indicators, Ontario has announced that it will enter Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen on June 11 rather than on June 14.

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June 7, 2021

Is the Brazilian Data Protection Law (LGPD) Really Taking Off?

A little over six months after the Brazilian Data Protection Law (LGPD) became effective, there seems to be real progress in its implementation. The LGPD is an all-encompassing data protection law similar to the European Union’s GDPR.

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June 4, 2021

Ontario, Canada Releases Details About Employer Reimbursement Process for Paid COVID-19 Leave

Ontario recently provided additional information on how employers can be reimbursed for providing paid Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (IDEL).

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June 4, 2021

British Columbia, Canada Releases and Commences Four-Step Restart Plan

On May 25, 2021, British Columbia released a four-step COVID-19 reopening plan, Restart: A plan to bring us back together.

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June 4, 2021

Alberta, Canada Releases and Commences Three-Stage Open for Summer Plan

On May 25, 2021, Alberta released its Open for Summer Plan (Opening Plan), which eases COVID-19 restrictions in three stages.

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May 21, 2021

British Columbia, Canada Bill Introducing Temporary COVID-19-Related Paid Leave and Permanent Paid Personal Illness or Injury Leave Receives Royal Assent

On May 11, 2021, British Columbia (BC) announced that it had introduced Bill 13, Employment Standards Amendment Act (No. 2), 2021 (Bill 13) for first reading. If passed, Bill 13 will amend the province’s Employment Standards Act to add two new leaves.

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