Fast Facts

Keeping abreast of the ever-changing business landscape from announcements, recommendations, and restrictions in these uncertain times can be time-consuming and overwhelming for business owners. Our team at HRPAR acts Fast to get the information to you, giving you just the Facts to keep you informed on current regulations related to your workplace.


March 22, 2024: Bill 149 Receives Royal Assent
March 18, 2024: Legislative Update
March 1, 2024: International Women's Day
February 16, 2024: Pink Shirt Day
February 6, 2024: Celebrating Black History Month
January 23, 2024: Seasonal Depression: Symptoms and Support
December 29, 2023: Happy New Year!
November 30, 2023: File Your Accessibility Compliance Report Now!
November 7, 2023: Recent Updates
September 26, 2023: Truth and Reconciliation: Continuing the Conversation
September 12, 2023: Updates Heading into Fall
June 1, 2023: Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day and Pride Month
April 24, 2023: Coming Up: National Day of Mourning and Safety & Health Week
March 31, 2023: Ontario's Worker Income Protection Benefit Program Ends Today
March 8, 2023: March 8th is International Women's Day
Dec 16, 2022: Looking Back: Legislative Updates in 2022 Across Canada
Oct 20 2022: Truth and Reconciliation: Continuing the Conversation
Oct 7 2022: Join Us for Our Live Webinar on Legislative Updates (including Electronic Monitoring)
Sept 27 2022: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Why We Recognize September 30th
Sept 8 2022: Join Us for Our Live Webinar on Legislative Updates (including Electronic Monitoring)
July 29 2022: Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Updates
June 30 2022: Disconnecting for Summer, Increased Fines under the OHSA
June 21 2022: Celebrating National Indigenous History Day and Pride Month
May 31 2022: Amendments to the Occupational Health & Safety Act
April 29 2022: Updates On Working For Workers Act, 2022
March 10 2022: This Just In - COVID-19 Updates from Ontario Government
March 8 2022: Updates on Working for Workers Act and COVID-19 Updates
February 15 2022: COVID-19 Updates on Ontario Reopening and Vaccine Certificate Program
January 4, 2022: COVID-19 Updates on Recent Changes and Closures
December 23, 2021: COVID-19 Updates on Travel Restrictions and Vaccine Boosters
December 10, 2021: COVID-19 Updates on Travel Restrictions, Ontario Passes Working for Workers Act, 2021
October 29, 2021: Updates on Vaccine Certificates, Vaccination Policies, and EI
September 24, 2021: Updates on Vaccine Certificates, Extension of IDEL and Worker Income Protection Benefit
September 1, 2021: Ontario Introduces Vaccine Passports Effective September 22, 2021
August 27, 2021: COVID-19 Vaccination Policies Can Now be Required in all Ontario Workplaces
August 6, 2021: COVID-19 Travel Restrictions, Government Extends COVID-19 Benefits
July 16, 2021: Ontario Moves into Step Three of Reopening Plan
July 9, 2021: COVID-19 Screening Tool Updated, Canada Recovery Hiring Program Application Process Now Open
June 30, 2021: Updated Self-Isolation Requirements for Fully Vaccinated Individuals
June 11, 2021: Infectious Disease Emergency Leave, COVID-19 Period Extended
June 2, 2021: Government of Ontario Reopening Plan, COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit
April 30, 2021: Bill 284, Putting Workers First Passes
April 13, 2021: Mandatory Vaccination and Your Workplace
April 8, 2021: Ontario Government Declares Stay-at-Home Order
February 12, 2021: Just In—Government Announces Colour-Coded Zones For Ontario Regions
February 8, 2021: Just In—Declared State of Emergency Will End February 9th, 2021
January 12, 2021: Just In—Ontario Declares State of Emergency
December 22, 2020: Ontario Enters A Province-wide Shutdown Effective Saturday, December 26th, 2020, At 12:01 A.m.
November 17, 2020: NEW COVID-19 Response Framework for Ontario
October 9, 2020: Just In—Prime Minister and Ontario Premier Announcements Today
October 2, 2020: Just In—Senate Passes Bill to Replace CERB
September 29, 2020: Just In—Clarification On The New Workplace Screening Questionnaire
September 28, 2020: New COVID-19 Assessment Tool Released by the Ministry of Health
September 8, 2020: COVID-19 Period has Been Extended to January 2nd, 2021
September 3, 2020: Face Coverings Should Be Worn In All Public/Common Areas
August 27, 2020: Changes to CERB, EI and New Canada Recovery Benefits
August 6, 2020: Ontario’s Declaration Of Emergency Has Ended
July 30, 2020: Schools Will Re-open Full-time In September 2020
July 15, 2020: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Extended
June 30, 2020: Ontario Extends Emergency Orders until July 10th, 2020
June 1, 2020: Just In—Regulatory amendment to Infectious Disease Emergency Leave
May 15, 2020: Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Extended
May 8, 2020: Employee Mental Health & Wellness During COVID-19 the Pandemic
May 1, 2020: New Health and Safety Guidelines for Re-Opening Your Business
April 21, 2020: Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Update
April 9, 2020: Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Update
April 1, 2020: Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
March 26, 2020: The New Canada Emergency Response Benefit
March 24, 2020: Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) Plan Registration
March 19, 2020: Infectious Disease Emergencies Leave is Passed as an Amendment to the Employment Standards Act
March 18, 2020: What’s Next For Employers? Layoffs, EI Sickness & Work-Sharing Programs
March 17, 2020: Government of Ontario Declares a State of Emergency
March 16, 2020: My Employees Are Working From Home, Now What?
March 13, 2020: Mitigating Workplace Concerns Around COVID-19


HR Performance and Results continues to support our company with all our HR initiatives with professionalism and confidentiality. We started using HRPAR when we were just 10 employees. Today we are 60+ employees and continuing to grow. We appreciate the ability to be able to pick up the phone and get immediate advice as HR situations arise.


A health and safety inspector just showed up to my place of business. What do I do?

Inspectors can visit an employer’s workplace at any time without a warrant or notice. If an inspector is in your workplace, be welcoming and remain calm. Answer their questions to the best of your ability and promptly provide any requested documentation. If your organization has been issued a ticket, fine or order, be cognizant of the timeframe for adhering to the order. They will likely conduct a follow-up visit and you want to minimize any further consequences. Reach out to a member of our team to ensure that your business is meeting all health and safety requirements.

My employee has asked for a COVID-19 related accommodation. Do I need to accommodate them?

It depends. There are a number of reasons why your employee may be requesting accommodations and as the pandemic continues to evolve, so does provincial and federal employment legislation. Address each accommodation request individually. A solution for one may not work for someone else. Reach out to a member of our team to discuss your options.