Re-opening & Recovery of New Brunswick

A Guide for Businesses & Organizations

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton, in partnership with the Fredericton Chamber and the Saint John Region Chamber, has developed a business re-opening guide. This guide consolidates the information provided so far by the province on the steps businesses must take to safely reopen.

After the Great Lockdown

A conversation with global human resources leaders on setting the course for recovery. On April 21, 2020, under the leadership of Anthony Ariganello, President & Chief Executive Officer, Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Canada and Leyla Nascimento, President, Word Federation of People Management Associations Human Resource, leaders from around the world gathered to discuss and…

Amendments to the New Brunswick Employment Standards Act

On April 17th , legislation was passed to amend the Employment Standards Act to provide for an emergency leave to protect workers’ jobs during states of emergency and public health threats.  An Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act (the “Act”) provides that an employer must grant an employee a leave of absence in accordance with the regulations made…

CPHR Canada: President & CEO’s Message

APR 14, 2020 Millions of Canadians lost their jobs in March. And this unprecedented crisis will not end soon. Even after barriers are lifted, the effect on people’s lives, employment and the economic and social impacts of the crisis will linger on. We need to act now to anticipate and respond to the challenges that…

Frequently Asked Questions to Assist Employers

There are so many questions out there, and often many different answers. Take a moment to read this FAQ prepared by Sherrard Kuzz, Employment & Labour Lawyers As COVID-19 continues to spread the globe, employers need to know their legal rights and obligations as it relates to the Canadian Workplace. Here are the answers to…

COVID-19 Labour Update

Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers The Prime Minister announced a significant increase to the previously announced 10% wage subsidy for small businesses. To help small and medium-sized businesses keep employees on the payroll, the federal government is increasing the wage subsidy from 10% to 75% for qualifying businesses. The temporary wage subsidy will allow eligible…

Layoff Notice and COVID-19

In New Brunswick, employers are required to provide employees with notice of layoff, with some exceptions. The Employment Standards Act provides an exception which allows employers to lay off employees without notice when there is a lack of work due to a reason which was unforeseen by the employer. A layoff under this section can…