Revised Mandatory Order

On Thursday, March 25, 2021, the Province issued a revised Mandatory Order to reflect the transition of Edmundston and the Madawaska Region back to the Red Phase of Recovery. The Red Phase requirements are consistent with those in place during the previous Red Phase in Zone 4 earlier this year. On Friday, March 26, 2021,…

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…

Revised Mandatory Order

The mandatory order was revised yesterday to reflect the transition of the entire Province back to the orange level of recovery. Regions in the Orange Level All zones of the Province have entered into the orange level of recovery. This includes the following: New Brunswick residents are limited to a single household bubble. This includes…

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…