Archive for November, 2021

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  • November 29, 2021
  • Comments Off on Mandatory Vaccine Policies: Ontario Arbitrators Weigh In

Mandatory Vaccine Policies: Ontario Arbitrators Weigh In

Elizabeth Lotfali Two Ontario Labour Arbitrators recently heard grievances from unions claiming the Employers’ mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies were a violation of the respective collective agreements. In one case, the grievance was dismissed. In the other, the grievance was upheld. While these decisions come out of Ontario, they provide insight…

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  • November 26, 2021
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Five paid sick days introduced under the Employment Standards Act of British Columbia

Elizabeth Lotfali The Province, after consulting with workers and employers across British Columbia, has legislated five paid sick days for employees regulated by the Employment Standards Act (the “ESA”).[1] Effective January 1, 2022, employees can take up to five days…