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Fast Facts Bulletin 9 from HR Performance & Results: Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
The Federal Government announced wage subsidy of up to 75% for qualifying businesses, for up to 3 months, retroactive to March 15, 2020. This wage subsidy will be available to large and small busi ..
Accessing Benefits
Friday, March 27, 2020
Here is a document developed by a Carleton professor to help people and employers navigate the many supports available now. It has been written in simple language so to be accessible by everyone.  ..
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 ..
Fast Facts Bulletin 8 from HR Performance & Results: The New Canada Emergency Response Benefit
Thursday, March 26, 2020
The Government of Canada has established a new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). The CERB is a streamlined benefit and replaces the previously announced Emergency Care Benefit and the Emer ..
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 ..
Fast Facts Bulletin 7 from HR Performance & Results - Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Plan
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
We are continuing to receive a number of questions regarding the Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) Plan that was mentioned in our Bulletin No. 4. The following is some additional information ..
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 ..
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