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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

What is the CEWS? The CEWS is a massive $73 billion wage subsidy program that will be administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”), in an effort to allow eligible employers to keep their employees on the payroll (i.e. to prevent interruptions to their employment status) Who is eligible for the CEWS? Eligible employers may […]

COVID-19 Canada Emergency Response Benefit

MaxPeople has summarized the COVID-19 Canada Emergency Response Benefit to help you answer the following questions: What is it? Bill C-13, COVID-19 Emergency Response Act, introduces the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (the “CERB”). The CERB gives working people who cease working and stop receiving income because of COVID-19 disruptions for at least fourteen (14) days […]

COVID-19 Non-Essential Services

COVID-19 Non-Essential Services – What you need to know It is important to note that many businesses are still able to remain open and the scope of industries is fairly wide which allows for a majority of companies to continue operating. A high-level summary of industries deemed as ‘essential workplaces’ are as follows: Construction: The […]

FAQ: COVID-19 in the Workplace

FAQ: COVID-19 in the Workplace

UPDATED MAY 2020 TABLE OF CONTENTS Managing COVID-19 in the Workplace and Remote Work Options Self-Isolation or Quarantine Hiring Temporary Layoffs Terminations Financial Assistance for Employers Financial Assistance for Employees – Employment Insurance, Canada Emergency Response Benefit and Record of Employment Managing COVID-19 in the Workplace and Remote Work Options How do I know if […]