CERB extension and EI changes now in effect

On August 20, 2020, the federal government announced that it would be extending the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (“CERB”) a further four weeks to a maximum of 28 weeks, and would be making temporary changes to the Employment Insurance (“EI”) regime. The Regulations and Interim Orders associated with these changes are now in force. CERB … Continued

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