October 6 2020 |

Interlaw Ltd. recognized with “Elite Law Firm Network Status”

Bishop & McKenzie LLP is proud to announce that Chamber and Partners Canada has once again recognized Interlaw Ltd. with “Elite Law Firm Network Status” in its latest rankings.

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October 6 2020 |

COVID-19 Employer Information Update #5 - Changes To The Employment Standards Code

On April 6, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced the immediate implementation of temporary changes to Alberta’s Employment Standards Code (“the Code”). The stated purposes for these changes are to allow businesses to respond to current public health measures while supporting employees’ connection to the workforce and their ability to access federal assistance programs. In addition, these changes are expected to provide businesses with additional flexibility so that they can remain operational during the current public health and economic crisis.

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October 6 2020 |

COVID-19 Employer Information Update #6 - Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Update

On April 11, 2020 the Federal Government passed legislation providing more details on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. This program was introduced by the Federal Government in hopes that it would allow employers to re-hire their workforce. The Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance indicated that the intention of this program is to allow employees to continue to be paid and to be connected to their employers, to support our economy in remaining strong and sustaining the best position to rebuild rapidly when we are able to recover from the COVID-19 crisis.

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October 5 2020 |

COVID-19 Employer Information Update #4 - Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Today, the Minister of Finance released further details on a new wage subsidy program at 75%, called the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. The Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance indicated that the intention of this program is to allow employees to continue to be paid and to be connected to their employers, to support our economy in remaining strong and sustaining the best position to rebuild rapidly when we are able to recover from the COVID-19 crisis.

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August 17 2020 |

COVID-19 Employer Information Update #9 CEWS Changes and Extension

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.

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COVID-19 Employer Information Update #9 CEWS Changes and Extension