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November 30, 2020

Ontario, Canada: “Inspection Blitzes” Launched to Ensure Businesses Take Steps Necessary to Stop Transmission of COVID-19

On November 19, 2020, Ontario announced it had launched “inspection blitzes” to help stop the transmission of COVID-19 and keep workers safe.

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November 23, 2020

Ontario, Canada: Toronto and Peel Moved into Lockdown

On November 20, 2020, Ontario announced that in order to stop the spread of COVID-19, Toronto and Peel will move to the maximum Lockdown level restrictions in the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework.

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November 18, 2020

British Columbia, Canada: Court of Appeal Sets Aside Aggravated Damages Award in Wrongful Dismissal

The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently overturned a decision to award aggravated damages to an individual whose job was terminated before his employment began because the manner of dismissal did not cause the requisite “mental distress.”

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November 17, 2020

Saskatchewan, Canada: Court Considers Effect of Re-hired Employee’s Voluntary Interruption in Employment on Calculation of Reasonable Notice

In a recent decision, the Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan considered whether an employee’s notice period should be calculated solely on her most recent years of service, or on the totality of her years of service.

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November 16, 2020

Canada: British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal Recommends Employers Faced with Family Status Discrimination Complaints Confer with Employees to Determine if Mutually Satisfactory Solution Available

On October 27, 2020, the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal (BCHRT) released its decision regarding the last remaining issue remitted to it by the Court of Appeal in Suen v. Envirocon Environmental Services.

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November 16, 2020

Mexico’s President Introduces Proposed Subcontracting Reform with Important Implications for the Business Community

On November 12, 2020, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced in a press conference that he is officially introducing an initiative to Congress to reform subcontracting.

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November 16, 2020

El Presidente de México presenta iniciativa de reforma en materia de subcontratación, que tendrá un impacto importante en los negocios

El 12 de noviembre de 2020, el Presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador formalizó la presentación de su iniciativa para reformar diversas leyes en materia de subcontratación.

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November 9, 2020

UK: Updated FAQs, as Furlough Scheme Is Extended into 2021

On 5 November 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a further extension to the UK furlough scheme until March 2021. This post includes our updated FAQs summarising the furlough scheme as it stands.

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November 6, 2020

Ontario, Canada: Court Reminds Employers Termination Provisions that Could Possibly Violate ESA in the Future Are Unenforceable

Ontario’s Superior Court recently held that a termination provision in an employment contract that has even a remote possibility of violating the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) in the future is unenforceable.

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November 6, 2020

Ontario, Canada: New COVID-19 Response Framework Will Take Effect November 7

On November 3, 2020, Ontario announced a new COVID-19 Response Framework, Keeping Ontario Safe and Open (New Framework) that will be approved by Cabinet on November 6, 2020. Public health units will be transitioned to the New Framework on November 7.

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