|TEMPORARY LAYOFF EXEMPTION, PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS AND MEDICAL EXEMPTIONS TO VACCINATION
September 17, 2021
Ontario Government Extends Temporary Layoff Exemption to January 1, 2022
On May 29, 2020, the Government of Ontario introduced a regulation under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) that provided relief to any employer that had temporarily laid off or reduced the wages and/or hours of a non-union employee due to COVID-19. The regulation largely exempts any such layoff or reduction from being deemed a termination of employment, such that there is no obligation to provide ESA notice or severance pay. The employee is deemed to be on an Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (“IDEL”).
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