July 2020

COVID-19 EMPLOYER INFORMATION UPDATE #9 CEWS CHANGES AND EXTENSION

Posted: July 22, 2020

Current and accurate as of July 22, 2020

On July 13, 2020, Prime Minister Trudeau announced an extension to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Program. On July 21, 2020, the Government passed the extension legislation as well as changes to the criteria for qualifying businesses. This update addresses these changes related to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and its effects on businesses and their workforces.

The Shaky Protection of COVID Liability Waivers

Posted: July 22, 2020

As Canadian businesses begin to reopen amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, summer camps, recreational sports teams, and universities have started to require a waiver of liability for contracting COVID-19, a “COVID liability waiver,” before using their services.

Content of COVID-19 Liability Waivers

Generally, the waivers we have reviewed follow a simple structure:

COVID-19 EMPLOYER INFORMATION UPDATE #8 Temporary Lay Off Period Extensions

Posted: July 10, 2020

Current and accurate as of July 10, 2020

This update addresses recent changes to provincial and federal employment standards legislation related to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and its effects on businesses and their workforces.

We encourage you to reach out to discuss how these changes will impact your business operations.