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Enhance your employees’ well-being with portable benefits tailored exclusively for the open-shop construction industry and its partners.
Sharpen your skills and stay competitive at Merit College of Construction. High-quality education and scholarships that encourage a skilled, competitive and robust construction workforce.
As provincial policies continue to shift, we stand firm in our mission to elevate Canada’s open shop construction industry. Our mission is to develop a regulatory and business environment that not only supports open shop principles, but a spirit of open and transparency in the construction industry as well.
From our partners at Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP:
Traditionally at common law, employers have been found to lack the inherent right to place employees on temporary layoffs, with courts confirming that the right to layoff is one employers must bargain for, as an express or implied term of the employment contract. When faced with a global pandemic, however, employers across the country were left with no choice, thereby risking constructive dismissal claims by all affected staff.
On June 7, 2021, in Taylor v. Hanley Hospitality Inc., the Ontario Superior Court of Justice established that where temporary layoffs were implemented for reasons related to COVID-19, the common law doctrine (that a layoff equates to a constructive dismissal) has been displaced by the Infectious Disease Emergency Leave, Ontario Regulation 228/20 and the Employment Standards Act, 2000, SO 2000, c. 41.
To read the full article by the team at Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP click here.
We are proud to announce Merit’s Mental Health Strategy.
This program will keep mental health at the forefront for Merit members, their employees, and families.
We have made available to our members resources to assist in navigating mental health issues in the workplace and at home.