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.
Changes in workplace structures as a result of COVID-19 are being referred to as “hybrid” workplaces, meaning that the workplace has different physical arrangements, different scheduling and communications, for example. Employers must understand the difficulties for employees adjusting to workplace changes.
Instances of ransomware have exploded in the past five years. In 2020 alone, it is estimated that the total cost to Canadian organizations in paid ransoms and lost productivity was US$4 billion.