Federal Government passes Wage Subsidy legislation

On April 11, 2020, the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act, No. 2 (“Bill C-14”) received Royal Assent following an emergency session of Parliament. Our prior articles on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”), which can be reviewed here as well as here, summarized the publicly announced details of the CEWS. As described below, Bill C-14 has … Continued

The Federal Government’s Canada Emergency Response Benefit

On March 25th, the federal government passed emergency legislation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Of particular note for all employers, the legislation introduces the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (the “CERB”) that replaces the Emergency Care Benefit and Emergency Support Benefit, which the government had announced last week. Eligibility for the CERB is broadly defined … Continued