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Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
On March 25, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit Act (Act) was passed to provide financial support to workers suffering a loss of income for reasons related to COVID-19 (CERB).
Crowe MacKay LLP
The Canada Emergency Response Benefit ("CERB") is a $24 billion economic measure announced by the Federal Government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clark Wilson LLP
As part of its $5B package, the government is allotting $1.1B to provide relief to workers. Specifically, as a boost to federal funding, BC workers who are eligible for EI benefits...
Torys LLP
On March 18, the United States enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a package of legislation which includes emergency paid sick leave and family and medical leave requirements.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
As they contend with the global crisis caused by COVID-19, employers are increasingly welcoming such support mechanisms as the Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Plan and the Work-Sharing special measures.
The past few days have seen multiple announcements from governments across Canada. To help make things easier for employers, below are the key government announcements made on March 18, 2020 that touch on workplace issues.
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP
The downturn in business across Canada amongst the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in employers having to make difficult decisions to ensure business viability. Many employers are considering a temporary reduction in staff.
Torys LLP
The ongoing and mounting effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic on workers across the country have moved both federal...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On March 23, 2020, at an emergency sitting of the Legislature, the BC Government passed legislation to provide job-protected COVID-19 leave for employees...
McLennan Ross LLP
As the Alberta construction industry continues to deal with the evolving COVID-19 crisis, the McLennan Ross Construction Group is working hard to stay ahead of the legal challenges
Miller Thomson LLP
Many of our clients are considering the use of temporary layoffs to deal with the impact of the coronavirus on their businesses.
Gowling WLG
Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, employers will be able to claim back 80% of the wages (up to £2,500 per month) of employees who have been furloughed (i.e. put on a leave of absence)...
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
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.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Canadian Department of Finance and the Prime Minister announced a number of significant economic measures to assist taxpayers in managing the economic and financial consequences of COVID-19.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Le 25 mars dernier, la Loi sur la prestation canadienne d'urgence (Loi) a été adoptée, et ce, en vue de fournir un soutien financier aux travailleurs subissant une perte de revenus en raison de la COVID-19 (PCU).
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Last week, the Government of Canada announced two new forms of relief for Canadians who have lost their source of income as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, the Emergency Care Benefit and the Emergency Support Benefit.
Littler - Canada
In response to the escalating COVID-19 crisis, on March 17, 2020, the Government of Ontario declared an emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.
Miller Thomson LLP
The House of Commons reconvened March 24 to adopt the emergency financial support measures outlined by the federal government last week.
Lawson Lundell LLP
There have been several developments across the country since our previous blog post (Keeping Cool: An Employer's Guide to COVID-19 in the Workplace).
Minden Gross LLP
In this update, we address what programs may be available for workers and employers in response to the challenges being faced in workplaces.
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