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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. ..
Fast Facts Bulletin 2 from HR Performance & Results
Monday, March 16, 2020
The COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving, so it is important to stay connected. We will be sending regular bulletins during this period of time so that you can stay well informed on your legal o ..
Mitigating Workplace Concerns About COVID-19: Employee Questions, Employer Questions and Next Steps
Friday, March 13, 2020
COVID-19: What we know and what you, as an employer, can do Mitigating Workplace Concerns About COVID-19: Employee Questions, Employer Questions and Next Steps (http://www.hrpar.ca/Libraries/C ..
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