The pandemic continues to necessitate work from home in many workplaces. Many of these workplaces had never contemplated work from home and were flying by the seat of their pants as they set employees up.
After seeing the Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (IDEL) in action for a few months, the Ministry of Labour has expanded guidance on how and when the IDEL can be used, specifically with respect to caregiving responsibilities as they relate to schools and daycares.
In August, the Ontario government began public consultations on strengthening privacy protection in the province. The pandemic has brought home how important privacy protections are, as we live more and more of our lives virtually.