business liability, business litigation

New Ontario Law: Protecting Businesses From Liability in Ontario

On October 20, 2020, the Government of Ontario introduced the Supporting Ontario’s Recovery and Municipal Elections Act (“Act”) with the intent of protecting individuals from lawsuits arising out of being directly or indirectly infected with or exposed to COVID-19 - in other words, from certain aspects of business liability. These protections apply if the individual has acted in good faith to follow health guidelines and laws and their actions do not amount to gross negligence. The Act would also amend...

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no mask, human rights concerns

No Mask, No Service – Human Rights Concerns in Ontario

With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing in Ontario, laws making the wearing of masks mandatory to enter stores and businesses have been triggering Human Rights concerns in the City of Toronto. Employers are therefore responsible for enforcing the mask mandate on customers entering their stores and locations, in addition to their employees. While it may seem straightforward, there are other intersecting obligations and issues employers need to be aware of before turning away customers from their business. Exemptions to the Mandatory...

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workplace communication

Communication in the Workplace During COVID-19

If you are a small or medium-sized company looking for full-service support, visit our CLO program page for our strategic solutions. ******************* Disclaimer: This blog is not intended to serve as, or should be construed as legal advice, and is only to provide general information. It is in no way particular to your case and should not be relied on in any way. No portion or use of this blog will establish a lawyer-client relationship with the author or any related...

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