On March 27, 2020, the Manitoba government announced that for the purposes of The Employment Standards Code (Manitoba) (the “Code”), a layoff due to COVID-19 will not constitute termination of… Read More
Issues surrounding a worker’s right to refuse unusually dangerous work under workplace safety legislation are likely to arise in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is important to note that… Read More
On March 25, 2020, the Government of Canada passed Bill C-13, the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act (the “Act”).
The purpose of this emergency legislation is to provide financial aid and supports… Read More
Employers forced to temporarily lay off employees may wish to provide financial assistance to employees by topping up earnings over Employment Insurance (“EI”) payments.
Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Programs (“SUB plans”) can… Read More
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Alberta Government’s declaration of a public health emergency, the Alberta Workers’ Compensation Board (“WCB”) has issued both employer and employee COVID-19 Fact… Read More
The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (“WCB”) has stated that workers’ compensation may be available for claims due to COVID-19 infections contracted through work-related exposure.
Infections of COVID-19 will be deemed to… Read More