Remember when the Ontario government made a new regulation deeming temporarily laid off employees to be on a job-protected Infectious Disease Emergency Leave? This regulation temporarily amended the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). According to the regulation, the temporary rules…
Many of Ontario’s Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) compliance deadlines have come and gone, and more are coming.
On September 26, 2020, the Government of Ontario amended Ontario Regulation 364/20 (Rules for Areas in Stage 3) to introduce new mandatory screening requirements in workplaces across Ontario.
The Government of Canada has announced a four week extension of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and has also expanded on plans to help those currently receiving the CERB when that plan ends, including expansion of eligibility for Employment Insurance as well as three new benefit programs.
The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”) has been extended until December 19, 2020. Over the next few months, the subsidy will also be available to a broader group of employers and benefits will be provided on a sliding scale based on the degree of lost revenue. The subsidy will decrease over time as the Government attempts to “wean” businesses off of the program.
As the pandemic is still affecting the full functioning of business, many employers in BC might need more time before they are ready to recall their employees.
We are honoured to have been selected as a finalist for Best Labour & Employment Boutique Law Firm in the seventh annual Canadian HR Awards.
The Rudner Law team is honoured to have been voted one of the Top 3 Employment and Labour Boutiques in Canadian HR Reporter’s Readers’ Choice Awards for 2020.
It is a question we have received consistently from employers: will “severance pay” qualify as “eligible remuneration” for purposes of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (the “CEWS”)?
We look forward to continuing our relationship with Anique and watching her evolve into a member of the Bar in Ontario.