Benefits Canada Publishes an Article by Rayaz Khan on CEWS and CERB Government Programs
Hicks Morley’s Rayaz Khan authored an article published on April 14, 2020 in Benefits Canada titled “A Legal Update on the Government’s CEWS and CERB Programs.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has created many complicated issues for employers. Prudent employers should ensure they’re aware of the resources that may be available during this uncertain time when information regarding government support is rapidly changing.
On March 30, the federal government announced the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, a program that will be in place for the period between March 15 and June 6, 2020. It’s intended to help employers keep workers on their payroll in light of the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, bring workers laid off for COVID-19-related reasons back to work and/or resume normal operations, if permissible.
On April 1, 2020, the government introduced the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, which provides income relief for eligible applicants who have stopped worked as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.