Employees' mental health continues to be a critical issue faced by employers with at least 500,000 Canadians absent from work every week as a result of a mental illness.
Across Canada, employers are obligated to provide financial assistance to employees who have been dismissed from their employment in the form of reasonable notice, pay in lieu of notice, or some combination of both notice and pay in lieu.
Remote work arrangements have become increasingly popular since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Employees have embraced this workplace flexibility and have been permitted to work in various locations, including outside of Ontario. Accordingly, we review the several practical and legal implications associated with working from home outside Ontario.