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
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
On March 23, 2020, the government of British Columbia announced Bill 16-2020: Employment Standards Amendment Act (No. 2), 2020 which will result in changes to the Employment Standards Act to… Read More
On March 20, 2020 the Government of Saskatchewan enacted amendments to The Employment Standards Regulations (the “Amendments”).
The Amendments are intended to create a balance between employer and employee interests where… Read More
On March 18, 2020, the Federal Government announced the following measures to help employers deal with the economic disruption and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 outbreak:
employers will be permitted… Read More
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations across Canada are beginning to implement work-from-home or remote access arrangements for their employees.
For a work-from-home arrangement to be successful, it is crucial… Read More
The Province of Alberta introduced a 14 consecutive day, unpaid, job protected leave for employees under quarantine (“COVID-19 Leave”).
After first announcing the leave on March 13, the government passed the… Read More