Bill 186, Employment Standards Amendment Act (Infectious Disease Emergencies), enshrines job protections for workers who have to take unpaid time off to self-isolate or take care of loved ones, including children whose schools or daycares have closed, during the pandemic.
For Canadians without paid sick leave (or similar workplace accommodation) who are sick, quarantined or forced to stay home to care for children, the Government is waiving the one-week waiting period for those individuals in imposed quarantine that claim Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits.
Business continuity plans minimize the impact on the business itself and facilitate a speedy resumption of activities if the business has been forced to scale back or close during the pandemic. It is the best way to mitigate the risks posed by a COVID-19 pandemic to the Canadian economy.
Governments across Canada are responding to the COVID-19 crisis by invoking powers available to them under public health and emergency management legislation. This bulletin provides a summary of the powers available to the various levels of government in a public health emergency.
One of the many concerns that we have heard over the last couple of days related to COVID-19 is: What are condominium corporation obligations as employers?
As we continue to deal with questions and concerns expressed by board members, managers and owners, we keep reminding our clients to remember what our respective roles are in this crisis.
CondoAdviser's next webinar is scheduled for Wednesday March 25, focuses on how the Coronavirus Crisis is affecting condos.
Denise Lash, founder and principal of Lash Condo Law, offered much advice to the condo community on this matter as it currently stands. She stressed how important it is that board members and managers not assume the role of health provider right now.
The most common recommendation to help mitigate risk and spread is social-distancing. The natural question is, therefore, what does this now mean in relation to a condominium corporation’s legal obligation to hold board of directors, or owners, meetings.
Condominium owners still need to pay their condominium fees, and condominium corporations are still legally required to register liens within the legislative time frame if fees are not paid.