Written by Charlene Cleary Anyone else tired of trying to keep up with the ever-changing government programs for employers?
The prime minister also unveiled nearly $59 million in support for migrant workers based on Canadian farms, with money going to more inspections, emergency relief and improved living conditions for those workers. He added the federal government is working on improving the oft-maligned Temporary Foreign Workers program.
Programs have been made available to support employers and employees including: Wage Subsidy for Employers, Emergency CARE Benefit, Emergency SUPPORT benefit, Credit Access for Business and Payment Deferral.
The Employment Standards Branch has released an expansion to its existing leave provisions under the Employment Standards Act, which is aimed at protecting employees from being terminated for taking COVID-19 related leave from work. Here is what we know about this new COVID-19 leave:
These are difficult times. The changing landscape of COVID-19 will continue to riddle society with uncertainty. Business owners and employers are grappling with how to stay afloat, pay their employees and uphold their obligations to protect public health and safety.