IN A FLASH: Ontario Extends Suspension of Temporary Layoffs to January 1, 2022

September 20, 2021

The Ontario Government has extended the existing measures designed to delay temporary layoffs from triggering ESA termination and severance liabilities to January 1, 2022.  Effective September 16, 2021 the existing terms found in Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (“IDEL”) Ontario Regulation 228/20 have been amended with Ontario Regulation 650/21.

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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.