Employers should be aware of new changes and considerations that they may face as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Recently, the Canadian government announced that it will provide a temporary wage subsidy to help small businesses and non-profit organizations and charities retain employees, as well as new measures related to Employment Insurance (EI) and its Work-Sharing program for affected employers and employees. In addition, employers may want to review their obligations and options to support workers who may have childcare issues following recent news of school and daycare closures.
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