The Review

COVID-19: Are employers obligated to provide face masks to employees?

As all levels of government begin to ease restrictions on businesses opening up to the public, many employers are left in the dark with regard to their obligations to employees, specifically with regard to face masks in the work space. What are the responsibilities of the employer or employee, and who must bare the cost?

It’s All About Timing: Covid-19 Layoffs and Navigating EI, the CERB and the EWS

If you have been following the news, you will know that the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) is now available for employees laid off since March 15, 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.  Employees laid off before March 15, 2020 will be enrolled in the regular EI stream.

COVID-19 Relief Available for Business

During the COVID-19 pandemic, small and large business alike are facing unprecedented challenges whether it be maintaining supply chain functions, paying employees, or servicing customers. The Government of Canada and Ontario, along with some private industry stakeholders, have taken some steps to attempt to assist businesses in these difficult times.