Month: April 2020

COVID-19: Details on Canada’s Wage Subsidies

Updated April 24, 2020 Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy As part of Canada’s economic support for businesses and workers facing impacts from COVID-19, the federal government announced the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS).  The subsidy aims to help businesses avoid lay-offs and dismissals due to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing a significant wage subsidy to eligible […]  Read more

Summary of Income Relief Programs offered by the Federal Government and the B.C. Provincial Government

This article provides a summary of already-established and newly announced programs by the federal and B.C. provincial governments that are available to workers who are experiencing negative impacts to their earnings as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.  Some of these programs described below require employers to apply in order for employees to be […]  Read more

COVID-19 and Temporary Lay-off

  Updated April 24, 2020  Many businesses in British Columbia have seen slowdowns in business that have impacted their staffing needs. In some cases, the impact has put the viability of their business at risk. Many employers have, or are considering temporarily laying-off employees as a response to the slowdown in business. It is important […]  Read more

BC Office of the Human Rights Commissioner Provides Guidance on Human Rights Issues and COVID-19

On April 7, 2020, the BC Human Rights Commissioner, Kasari Govender, released a policy statement intended to provide guidance to employers, landlords, service providers, and individuals about how to ensure human rights are protected and balanced against urgent public health priorities.   The Office of the Human Rights Commissioner has the roles of education, research, […]  Read more

You are invited: Advocates for Employers of Canada COVID-19 Webinar

Pulver Crawford Munroe LLP is a proud member of Advocates for Employers of Canada (AEC). AEC is an alliance of management-side labour and employment law practitioners from across Canada. We advocate for clients in every sector of the economy, from large multi-national corporations, mid-size national and local organizations, to entrepreneurs, not-for-profits, and we advise at […]  Read more


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