The Workplace

What to expect after the Canada Emergency Response Benefit comes to an end

2020-09-08T15:52:57+00:00

Authors: Patrick Galizia Ione Deda Alves Canada |  Publication |  September 4, 2020 - 12 PM ET With the end of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) fast approaching, the federal government announced on August 20 a number of major changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program, including the creation of three new economic recovery benefits. In [...]

What to expect after the Canada Emergency Response Benefit comes to an end2020-09-08T15:52:57+00:00

Ontario Extends “Infectious Disease Leave” until January 2, 2021

2020-09-07T16:37:55+00:00

Today, the Ontario government issued a regulation extending the infectious disease leave available under the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) until January 2, 2021. What does this mean for employers? In summary, from March 1, 2020 to January 2, 2021: A non-unionized employee whose employer has temporarily reduced or eliminated their hours of work [...]

Ontario Extends “Infectious Disease Leave” until January 2, 20212020-09-07T16:37:55+00:00

How OPG is leveraging virtual care to improve health access

2020-05-17T13:07:08+00:00

Cassandra Williamson-Hopp | May 15, 2020 -  Benefits Canada Quotes from Chris Pryce - Human Capital Benefits In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, virtual health care is taking center stage. But Ontario Power Generation was ahead of the curve, introducing a pilot project in 2019 to help employees with high mental-health incidences and absenteeism [...]

How OPG is leveraging virtual care to improve health access2020-05-17T13:07:08+00:00

CEWS and CERB programs – response to COVID-19

2020-04-15T12:59:12+00:00

Rayaz Khan | April 14, 2020 | Benefits Canada The COVID-19 pandemic has created many complicated issues for employers. Prudent employers should ensure they’re aware of the resources that may be available during this uncertain time when information regarding government support is rapidly changing. Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy On March 30, the federal government announced [...]

CEWS and CERB programs – response to COVID-192020-04-15T12:59:12+00:00

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy – Final

2020-04-14T12:48:28+00:00

After being passed by Parliament and receiving Royal Assent over the weekend, the government has shared additional details on the federal 75 percent wage subsidy. Last week, the criteria for the program was “relaxed,” with just one major change coming from the weekend Parliamentary session. On Saturday, the opposition and government agreed to change the need to reapply [...]

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy – Final2020-04-14T12:48:28+00:00