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Clarity on vaccine mandates and other issues for employers in 2022

Author(s): Kelly O’Ferrall, Abigail Omale, Briana MacEachern, Carrington A. Hickey, Ksenija Novakovic, Melanie Simon, Sylvia Evans, Tiffany Dang, Irmak Aydemir

Jan 11, 2023

As we anticipated last year, in 2022 many employers focused their energy and attention on navigating the continued return of their employees to their physical workplaces. This trend caused  employers to review their existing vaccination policies or to consider whether to implement new policies. Helpfully, this year we saw some of the first decisions by Canadian judges and arbitrators considering mandatory vaccination policies.

Additionally, provincial governments, most notably in Ontario and British Columbia, continued on the trajectory of making material changes to employment laws for provincially regulated employers. This included the introduction of the new “disconnecting from work” and “electronic monitoring” policy requirements for Ontario employers and the expansion of paid sick leave in British Columbia...

Read or listen to this Legal Year in Review 2022 article