Briefing Note- Economic Responses to COVID-19 (March 2021)

The economic restrictions and social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic have caused major disruptions to Canadian businesses. Those disruptions are expected to have particularly large negative effects on small and medium-sized organizations, as many of these businesses tend to be concentrated in the travel and hospitality-related industries, such as transportation, restaurants, accommodation, and arts…

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…

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…

Support for workers and businesses impacted by COVID-19

New: Emergency Care Benefit Yesterday, the federal government announced further financial support for workers and businesses impacted by COVID-19. For workers who do not have access to paid sick leave or do not qualify for Employment Insurance, the government has introduced the Emergency Care Benefit. Those eligible include: workers who are quarantined or sick with…