Employers looking to amend and update employment contracts with current employees should be mindful of the elements that must be satisfied for the agreement to be found valid and enforceable.
Ontario employers take note: in a surprise announcement on September 3, 2020, the provincial government announced that it had extended its freeze of temporary layoff limitations. Regular layoff rules had been set to resume on September 4, 2020. Pursuant to O. Reg. 492/20, this date has now been pushed back to January 2, 2021.
Over the past three months, as a result of COVID-19, jobs have been lost across Canada at an astonishing rate. While many industries have had to lay-off staff and downsize, others have thrived.