COVID-19 Update: Sick Leave Entitlements and Employer Reimbursement

A number of Canadian provinces are now offering paid sick leave for eligible employees[1], for absences related to COVID-19. In accordance with these programs, employers are responsible for providing payment to employees during their period of COVID-19 sick leave, subject to reimbursement from various provincial governmental agencies. Read more here.

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Working from home is here to stay, studies show

When the pandemic took hold over a year ago, many companies were concerned about how productive employees would be working from home. But two new surveys find many employers have accepted that for some of their workforce, remote work is here to stay. Read more here.

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The union effect on safety in the ICI construction sector: a study update

A study conducted several years ago by the Institute for Work & Health found unionized companies in Ontario’s institutional, commercial and industrial (ICI) construction sector had a lower rate of lost-time injury claims than their non-unionized counterparts, after accounting for other factors like company size. In this presentation, Dr. Lynda Robson shares an update of that study. Click here for more information, along with a recording of the webinar.

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2021 Preview: Stakeholders ruminate on COVID’s future impact on Canada’s construction sector

The coronavirus pandemic dramatically transformed the Canadian construction landscape in 2020 with more disruption clearly to come in the new year. The Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce invited stakeholders to assess COVID’s continuing impacts for 2021 through the lenses of leadership, health and safety, the economy and projects, and innovation. Click here to read more.

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