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RECORDING: Handling HR (Warren Coughlin)
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Many clients and other business owners I’m speaking to have questions about their people during these crazy times. If you’re like them, you want to keep people employed when you can, you want to t ..
Employer’s Guide to Covid-19 & the Workplace
Thursday, March 26, 2020
The novel coronavirus, Covid-19, was declared an international pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020, and both employers and employees are understandably worried about  ..
Work Sharing
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Work-Sharing (WS) is an adjustment program designed to help employers and employees avoid layoffs when there is a temporary reduction in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the co ..
Stop the Spread Business Information Line Now Open at 1-888-444-3659
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
The province has launched a toll-free line 1-888-444-3659 to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions about the province's recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces follow ..
Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Program
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Employers can use a Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) plan to increase their employees’ weekly earnings when they are unemployed due to a temporary stoppage of work, training, illness, injur ..
RECORDING: Webinar - Employment Law Considerations & COVID-19
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Thirsty for knowledge? The COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly, leaving so much unknown about how it will affect businesses and their continuity. In part one of the discussion, Barriston L ..
List of Essential Workplaces (Government of Ontario)
Monday, March 23, 2020
March 23, 2020 8:00 P.M. (check official site for updates/revisions (https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/03/list-of-essential-workplaces-2.html)) Office of the Premier  ..
Fast Facts Bulletin 6 from HR Performance & Results
Monday, March 23, 2020
Clarification Regarding Eligibility for Employment Insurance (EI) Sickness Benefits After repeated calls to Service Canada, and being on-hold for 4 hours yesterday and again since 8:30 a ..
Fast Facts Bulletin 5 from HR Performance & Results
Thursday, March 19, 2020
The Ontario Legislature has passed the Employment Standards Amendment Act (Infectious Disease Emergencies), 2020 to provide job-protected leave to employees in isolation or quarantine due to COVID ..
Fast Facts Bulletin 4 from HR Performance & Results
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
This morning, at 10:30 a.m./EST, Prime Minister Trudeau announced a $27-billion emergency aid package that offers immediate and direct help to Canadians and businesses, plus $55-billion in tax def ..
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