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As mentioned in our COVID-19 communication, many of our lawyers and staff are working remotely and we continue to remain open and serve our clients. All employees have access to their electronic mail, telephone messaging systems, and electronic files needed for a seamless transition to our remote environment. 

 

 

Diana F. Saturno

Associate

Toronto

PROFILE

Diana is an associate with the firm's litigation and dispute resolution practice. She is developing a diverse litigation practice with a focus on Health and Employment & Labour law.

Diana is also an Associate Editor for the Health Law in Canada Journal, volunteers her time with Pro Bono Ontario providing employment law advice, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Thistleoaks Child Care Centre.

 

Publications

APRIL 03 2020

Can a Physician Refuse to Work During COVID-19?

As media sources detail a supply shortage among COVID-19 first responders, physicians are questioning where the line is drawn between their right to refuse unsafe work and their duty to provide care.

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APRIL 02 2020

Can My Business Access The 75% Federal Wage Subsidy?

On April 1, 2020, the Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, announced details about the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy will help Canadian employers stay in business and bridge their expenses throughout these unprecedented times.

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MARCH 31 2020

Is Your Business Eligible for the Canada Emergency Business Account?

On Friday March 27th, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a new measure to support small businesses and not-for-profits dealing with the economic impacts of the pandemic. The announcement is part of the government’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, which already commits $107 billion in support to Canadians.

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MARCH 27 2020

Caution for Physicians During COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases surge, medical regulators are taking swift action to ensure that drugs required to treat the virus are prescribed based on evidence, and that they remain available to patients who need them. A directive was issued this week from the Ontario Pharmacists Association, Ontario Medical Association, and Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, which can be found here. The Directive reminds medical professionals of their obligation to educate patients that treatments for COVID-19, like with any illness, need to be evidence based.

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MARCH 26 2020

How to Assist With the Medical Supply Shortage

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop across Canada, medical professionals anticipate that there could be a shortage in medical supplies and equipment. While all levels of government have been taking steps to respond to COVID-19 and to obtain necessary supplies, they have also reached out to the private sector to assist.

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MARCH 26 2020

What You Need to Know About Employment Insurance Benefits

There are several types of employment insurance benefits available to individuals during this difficult time.

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MARCH 26 2020

How to Assist With the Medical Supply Shortage

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop across Canada, medical professionals anticipate that there could be a shortage in medical supplies and equipment. While all levels of government have been taking steps to respond to COVID-19 and to obtain necessary supplies, they have also reached out to the private sector to assist.

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MARCH 24 2020

Is Your Business Essential?

On March 23, 2020, Ontario Premier Doug Ford ordered that that all non-essential stores and services be closed by Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.. This follows a series of orders made by the provincial government, pursuant to its powers under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, made in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect Ontarians during these unprecedented times.

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MARCH 23 2020

Employer Options During COVID-19: Work-Sharing Program

Many employers wish to avoid layoffs during this unprecedented economic climate. An option for employers is to work with their employees to create alternative employment arrangements. Work-Sharing is one program available to employers and employees that can accommodate a temporary reduction in business activity due to events beyond the control of the employer, such as COVID-19.

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MARCH 20 2020

Ontario Amends its Employment Standards Act in Response to COVID:19

On March 19, 2020, in response to the measures imposed on employers and businesses by the government to curb the spread of COVID-19, Bill 186, titled “An Act to amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000” (the "Bill") received Royal Assent from the provincial legislature. Emergency Leave under the Employment Standards Act (the “Act”) now includes both declared emergencies and infectious disease emergencies.

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MARCH 19 2020

What are Your Options as an Employer During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, employers have to make tough decisions to ensure the long-term health of their businesses. Below are some options for employers when deciding how to manage their business in the coming weeks.

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FEBRUARY 28 2020

Is Your Business Addressing Mental Health?

On January 23, 2020, CAMH launched the Workplace Mental Health Playbook for Business Leaders, which addresses the relationship between employees, their workplace, and mental health...

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Education

Called to Ontario Bar, 2018

University of Leicester, L.L.B., 2015

Queen’s University, B.A. (Honours), 2013

Community Involvement

Thistleoaks Child Care Centre in Oakville, Board of Directors.

 

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