Ontario Extends Suspension of Temporary Layoffs to September 25, 2021

The Ontario Government has extended the existing measures designed to delay temporary layoffs from triggering ESA termination and severance liabilities to September 25, 2021.

Prior to this latest amendment, employees who were deemed to have been on infectious disease emergency leave would have reverted back to temporary layoff as of July 3, 2021.

Effective June 4, 2021 the existing terms found in Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (“IDEL”) Ontario Regulation 228/20 have been amended with Ontario Regulation 412/21.

With the extension to September 25, 2021, employees who have had hours of work reduced or eliminated for reasons related to COVID-19 would not be considered to be on temporary layoff until after September 25, 2021.

If you have any questions about this extension or matter, other COVID-19 related issues, or would like any other workplace law assistance, please contact a Mathews Dinsdale lawyer, or refer to the Firm’s COVID-19 website resources.

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