Ontario Extends Temporary Layoff Deadline

On September 3rd, 2020, the Ontario Government announced further amendments to extend the maximum periods of temporary layoffs to January 2, 2021, before they could be deemed to be terminations under the Employment Standards Act, 2000. Prior to this latest amendment, employees who were deemed to have been on an infectious disease emergency leave would have reverted back to a temporary layoff as of September 4, 2020, being six (6) weeks after the end of the declared state of emergency.