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 (IE) 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…

COVID-19 Checklist for Employers

As a business owner and leader, your employees are looking to you for direction and guidance, especially in times of uncertainty. The current COVID-19 pandemic and regional crisis is one of those times. This is a time for leaders to be “born” and realized. Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) is prevalent and your staff need…