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…

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…

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…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice for Canadian Employers

A guide to understanding how to support your business and workforce through a global health emergency   Introduction The new coronavirus disease, now officially named COVID-19, was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization in January 2020. As the virus has the potential to spread extensively, it’s likely to pose a significant…