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June 11, 2021

In A Flash: Ontario Arbitrator Upholds COVID-19 Rapid Testing on Construction Sites

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June 9, 2021

In a Flash: Common Law on Layoffs Found to be “Inapplicable and Irrelevant” by Ontario Court

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June 7, 2021

In A Flash: Ontario Extends Suspension of Temporary Layoffs

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June 3, 2021

In a Flash: COVID-19 Restrictions to Continue Through Expiry of Ontario’s Stay-at-Home Order

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June 1, 2021

Construction in a Digital World – A Report by KPMG and Canadian Construction Association

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June 1, 2021

CWB Expert Series presents: Succession with Certainty

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4 days ago

Merit National
On June 10, 2021, an Ontario Arbitrator released a decision dismissing a union policy grievance concerning rapid testing. The grievance challenged the rapid testing policy as an unreasonable exercise of management rights and an intrusion on employee privacyOur partners at Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP provide their insights here: bit.ly/3zjNMbp#onpoli #ontario #construction # #testing #safetyfirst #hr #skilledtrades ...
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6 days ago

Merit National
On June 7, 2021, 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 and the Employment Standards Act.Recognizing that it was “inherently unfair” to subject employers to wrongful dismissal claims on the basis of the Government imposed state of emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic, the Court found that “the common law on layoffs has become inapplicable and irrelevant” in those circumstances.Our partners at Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP provide their insights here: bit.ly/3gp9ime#ontario #onpoli #legal #construction #skilledtrades #meritmatters ...
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1 week ago

Merit National
The Ontario Government has extended the existing measures designed to delay temporary layoffs from triggering ESA termination and severance liabilities to September 25, 2021.Our partners at Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP provide a summary on the changes to the Regulation at bit.ly/3uZlHD0 #onpoli #construction #ontario #skilledtrades ...
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2 weeks ago

Merit National
On June 1, 2021, the Ontario Government announced that various public health and workplace restrictions will continue despite the expiry of the Stay-at-Home Order on June 2, 2021. Our partners at Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP provide their insights into the details of these restrictions: bit.ly/3vNc1N6#onpoli #wellbeing #construction #MeritMatters #ontario #skilledtrades ...
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3 weeks ago

Merit National
Thank you Mr. Doherty for bringing this initiative to the forefront. #BRING988TOCANADA #mentalhealth #suicideprevention ...
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MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVES

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.