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Physical Distancing At Work: How To Do It Right

Physical Distancing at Work: How to Do It Right

  • July 8, 2020

Over the past few months, we have all become familiar with the concept of physical distancing. For many of us it has become second nature to give other people a wide berth, keeping at least 2 metres away whenever possible.…

Temperature Checks – Balancing Privacy And Employee Safety

Temperature Checks – Balancing Privacy and Employee Safety

  • June 18, 2020

It comes as no surprise to anyone to hear that employers have an obligation to provide a safe workplace for employees. But meeting that obligation has become increasingly complicated in recent months with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic making it harder…

May 19: COVID-19 Update For Employers

May 19: COVID-19 Update for Employers

  • May 19, 2020
On May 15th the Prime Minister announced that the CEWS will continue past its original end-date in June and will now be extended to August 29, 2020. The CEWS provides employers with up to 75% wage subsidy, up to a maximum of $847 per employee, per week.
Update On The BC Restart Plan

Update on the BC Restart Plan

  • May 7, 2020
On May 6, 2020 Premier John Horgan announced details of the plan to restart the BC economy and the easing to some health measures.
Update On Government Of Canada COVID-19 Financial Support Programs

Update on Government of Canada COVID-19 financial support programs

  • April 23, 2020

This week we received several important announcements from the Federal government relating to COVID-19 support programs. The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”). As a reminder, the CEWS is an economic measure which offers employers up to 75% wage subsidy (up…

Running Effective One On One Meetings In An Online World

Running Effective One on One Meetings in an Online World

  • April 9, 2020

With more team members than ever working from home these days, managers have had to quickly learn how to manage remote teams. It’s a big ask, and there is a lot to juggle as everyone gets up to speed, adapts…

Update From The BC Employment Standards Branch

Update from the BC Employment Standards Branch

  • April 9, 2020

The BC Employment Standards Branch released a much-anticipated update regarding the interpretation of the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”). In its update, it recognizes that that the COVID-19 pandemic could be considered an ‘unforeseeable event’ for the purpose of group and…

Update On Federal Government COVID-19 Relief Programs

Update on Federal Government COVID-19 relief programs

  • April 9, 2020

On April 8, 2020 the Federal Government provided several important updates regarding previously announced programs designed to help employers and employers weather the COVID-19 storm. Update on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Program (CEWS) The eligibility criteria has been clarified…

Update On The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Update on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

  • April 2, 2020

This is an update to the March 31st HR brief. On April 1st Finance Minister Bill Morneau provided some additional details about the government plans to assist businesses hurt by COVID-19. The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) is designed to…

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