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Wage Subsidy Update April 1

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UPDATE COVID-19: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES NEW CANADA EMERGENCY WAGE SUBSIDY FOR EMPLOYERS – NOW WITH MORE (BUT NOT ALL) DETAILS

Last week the government of Canada announced that it will offer a wage subsidy of up to 75% for qualifying businesses, backdated to March 15, 2020.  You can read CCPartners’ blog on that announcement here.  At first we thought this was a substantial increase from the 10% federal wage subsidy for small businesses introduced previously, and a welcome expansion to the previously announced subsidy only for small and medium businesses (undefined).  However, it now appears that the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy is an additional subsidy accessible for employers.  Some details remain unannounced, but now we have somewhat of a clearer picture – pending legislation actually being passed.

Here is what we know as of April 1, 2020:  Click here to read more on the CCPartners website

Covid-19 Briefing Note from Sherrard Kuzz LLP

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Sherrard Kuzz LLP, Employment & Labour Lawyers

COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions – Updated as of March 18, 2020
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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions to Assist Employers
Updated: March 18, 2020

As the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the globe, employers need to know their legal rights and obligations as it relates to the Canadian workplace.
The following are some of the most pressing Frequently Asked Questions.
If you have additional questions, please contact your Sherrard Kuzz LLP lawyer, or our firm at info@sherrardkuzz.com with the re line: COVID-19. We’ll respond promptly.

Read the FAQ’s here

Enbridge Gas Locates

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ENBRIDGE GAS INC.; operating as Enbridge Gas Distribution

Thank you for calling for a locate prior to starting your project.

Please note Enbridge Gas Distribution has changed the locate validity period and this completed locate is valid for a period of 60 days from the completion date on the Primary Locate Sheet.

Read the Locate Letter

COCA Pandemic Response in the Construction Industry

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The Council of Ontario Construction Associations (“COCA”) is a federation of 29 construction associations representing approximately 10,000 general and trade contractors that perform work in the industrial, commercial, institutional (ICI) and heavy civil construction sector in all regions of Ontario. COCA is mandated to serve as the voice of the ICI and heavy civil construction sectors at Queen’s Park.

Read the Response Letter