Deducting Home Office Expenses During COVID

Since March, employees across Canada have shifted from working in offices to working from home. You’ve likely set up your home office with relevant equipment (e.g. desk, chair, monitors). You’re using your home internet. You’re occupying space in your home to work, as well as potentially heating and cooling your home more than you did…

Ontario ESA Amendments Introduce “Infectious Disease Emergency Leave” Protection

On May 29, 2020, and in light of recent events, the Ontario Government amended the Ontario Employment Standards Act (ESA): Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Regulations 228/20. The new rules provide temporary relief for businesses from potentially triggering termination pay or severance to non-union employees who have been temporarily experiencing a reduction in wages or hours…

How Do We Go Back?

Returning to work during a pandemic.  As we begin contemplating the new normal brought on by the realities of COVID-19, small and mid-sized businesses must navigate the unknown. But you’re not alone. PaymentEvolution is here with you and for you. We’re a Canadian SMB just like you and we want to help. In Canada, spring…

Workplace Wellness In A Pandemic

This week will see a number of restrictions, put in place due to COVID-19, lifted in communities across Canada. We remain in a time of transition and unknowns. From front-line workers to small business owners, we are all doing our part to support ourselves and each other through this pandemic. Facing this new phase in…

PaymentEvolution’s 2020 SMB Economic Pledge – Our FinTech Response to COVID-19

Not long ago, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on March 11, 2020. Since that time, the PaymentEvolution team has been working hard to support each other, our clients, and the wider Canadian economy. We’ve been busy. Our Customer Success team has fielded 1000s of support calls related to wage subsidies,…

Layoffs During The COVID-19 Crisis

What Small Business Owners Need To Know Across Canada, employers are facing the tough reality of staff layoffs due to the COVID-19 crisis. Some businesses have had to slow down operations dramatically and others have completely ceased operations for the foreseeable future. Either way, cutting staff due to COVID19 is a painful reality and one…

COVID-19 Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

Announcing COVID19 Emergency Benefits in Canada On March 25, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, economies around the world are facing difficult times. Canada is no exception. While Employment Insurance (EI) and wage subsidies are in place to support some Canadians, many…

COVID-19 A Worker's Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Employees in all provinces and territories have the right to refuse work in unsafe conditions Can employees refuse to come to work or perform their duties as organizations grapple with COVID-19? Across Canada, every employed person has the right to a safe work environment. But what does this mean? Each province and territory of Canada…