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Doors Open!: Federal Government Invites Applications for Canada Emergency Response Benefit and Releases Details of Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy in Wake of COVID-19

Today, the federal government launched a CRA portal for Canadians to apply for a new key assistance program for employees, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. In addition, further details were released last week about the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, a proposed assistance program for employers. […]

Meeting Confidentiality Obligations While Working Remotely During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Workplaces have transformed in the past month with many employees working from home in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Several employees have children underfoot as a result of school closures amidst social distancing mandates from federal, provincial and municipal governments. Others in the employee’s […]

Covering Those who cannot Work During COVID-19: Changes to the Canada Labour Code Leaves of Absence Provisions

In the onslaught of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), many employees are concerned about not being able or available to work due to health issues or family obligations. We recently wrote about the new “Infectious Disease Emergencies” leave introduced for provincially-regulated employees in Ontario in response […]