In Ontario, there is a presumption that when an employee is dismissed from their employment without cause, they will receive reasonable notice of the termination (or payment in lieu thereof). While not the focus of this article, it is necessary to note that this presumption can, however, be displaced by contractual language clearly specifying an alternate lawful entitlement.
On December 7, 2021, the Ontario government announced that the COVID-19 Period is extended to July 30, 2022 (was slated to expire January 1, 2022).
On October 25, 2021, Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, 2021, was introduced into the Ontario legislature, received second reading on November 3, 2021, and was sent to the Standing Committee on Social Policy that same day. I will be discussing provisions in Schedule 2 that pertain to the proposed "Right to Disconnect."