Vaccination has been touted as the key to a speedy return to normal following the last—seemingly interminable—18 months of pandemic life. With on-again-off-again lockdowns across Canada and wave after wave of spiking COVID cases, it’s encouraging to see provinces, territories and municipalities bolster their vaccination programs.
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.
Employers should be aware of the option to have COVID-19 rapid testing kits in the workplace for workers. The Health Minister of Canada announced the availability of free rapid testing kits to keep Canadian businesses open.