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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 ..
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 ..
Where do I start? What to consider when facing a temporary business closure (Grant Thornton)
Friday, March 20, 2020
Content sourced from Grant Thornton's Insights blog As COVID-19 continues to cause significant disruptions both economically and socially, many businesses are facing the tough decision&m ..
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 ..
Fast Facts Bulletin 3 from HR Performance & Results
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
This morning, at 8:30 a.m./EST, Ontario Premier Doug Ford declared a State of Emergency in Ontario to help fight the spread of COVID-19. The announcement included the following: Effective immed ..
WSPS Business pandemic preparedness checklist
Monday, March 16, 2020
Workplace Safety & Prevention Services has prepared a Pandemic Preparedness Checklist (https://bit.ly/3aiTEVs) for your business. ..
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