COVID-19

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

Employee Benefit Plan Premium Relief – Coming as early as May

2020-04-18T11:12:44+00:00

Yesterday, Sun Life was the first Insurer to announce that because of plan members inability to access Dental claims given COVID-19 mandated shutdowns of dental practices (and a subsequent move to emergency only services) that they were refunding their (non-refund/non self-funded) dental plans with a 50% premium credit retroactive to April.  This billing premium credit [...]

Employee Benefit Plan Premium Relief – Coming as early as May2020-04-18T11:12:44+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