New Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Provides Relief to Ontario Employers
COVID-19 Resource for Charities & NFPs
Published on June 25, 2020

By Barry W. Kwasniewski and Luis R. Chacin

The Ontario government filed Regulation 228/20, Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (the “Regulation”) under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) on May 29, 2020, providing an unpaid job-protected Infectious Disease Emergency Leave to non-unionized employees whose employers have temporarily reduced or eliminated their hours of work. The Regulation provides employers, including charities and NFPs, with temporary relief from the ESA’s provisions regarding termination, severance and constructive dismissal for non-unionized employees, including “assignment employees.” This temporary relief is retroactive to March 1, 2020 and will expire six (6) weeks after the declared emergency ends.

For additional information, please see COVID-19 Resource for Charities & NFPs: New Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Provides Relief to Ontario Employers.

Read the June 2020 Charity & NFP Law Update