The Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés (CRHA) has prepared a very interesting and relevant document for employees and employers. Mrs. Marie-Hélène Jetté, Lawyer and Partner, and
Mr. Philippe Bélisle, Lawyer at Langlois lawyers, LLP, Ms. Marie-Krystel Ouellet, CHRP, Senior Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright and Mrs. Marie-Hélène Robert, CHRP participated in the drafting of this document. We are restating the main questions raised and answers to our clients and employees – Last updated March 27, 2020.
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A series of government measures have been advocated, in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, particularly:
THE CANADA EMERGENCY WAGE SUBSIDY
The new Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) provides a 75% wage subsidy to eligible employers for up to 12 weeks, retroactive to March 15, 2020.
The CEWS prevents further job losses, encourages employers to re-hire workers previously laid off as a result of COVID-19, and help better position Canadian companies and other employers to more easily resume normal operations following the crisis.
Eligible employers include:
Required Redution in Revenue
Reference Period for Eligibility
March 15 to April 11
Mars 2020 over:
April 12 to May 9
Eligible for Period 1
May 10 to June 6
Eligible for Period 2
How much will it amount to?
SEVERE CONSEQUENCES IN CASE OF ABUSE
The Government of Canada has appealed to the honesty of employers: the subsidy must be transferred entirely to employees' wages and warns those who attempt to abuse aid programs, citing severe consequences for offenders.
For more information:
Government of Canada website: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan/wage-subsidy.html
IMMEDIATE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR TRAINING
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The unprecedented health crisis we are facing creates new operational, economic and crisis management challenges for all. The federal and provincial governments have continuously altered regulations. What are the ramifications for your employees and your business? Below we share action steps and informational items that our teams have identified to assist you through these difficult times.
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