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Month: April 2020

Worker income supports during the COVID-19 crisis: Your guide to CERB and EI

Not sure if you qualify for the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit or Employment Insurance? Daniel Sheppard and Natasha Abraham tell you what you need to know about government benefits. UPDATED

April 26, 2020
Daniel Sheppard

Webinar: Protecting Worker Health and Safety

Christine Davies and Ryan Newell led this webinar on Protecting Worker Health and Safety During the Pandemic. Kelly Doctor moderated. Materials available here.

April 23, 2020
Christine Davies Ryan Newell Kelly Doctor

Can my employer make me take public transit to get to work?

We know that many essential employees are required to attend work during the COVID-19 crisis. Erin Moores and Ryan Newell discuss the safety measures employers should take for employees who need to take public transit to get to work.

April 23, 2020
Erin Moores Ryan Newell

Leave options available to federal employees impacted by COVID-19

Daniel Sheppard and David Sworn provide critical information about the leaves of absence that are available to federal employees impacted by COVID-19.

April 22, 2020
Daniel Sheppard David Sworn

We answer your biggest COVID-19 employment questions

We had many questions following our “Keeping Up with COVID-19” webinar. In this post, Ben Katz answers some of the biggest COVID-19 employment questions.

April 21, 2020
Ben Katz

Webinar: Accommodating workers and their families

With Dan moderating, Kelly, Heather Ann and Mary Elizabeth discussed accommodating workers and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Powerpoint available here.

April 17, 2020
Kelly Doctor Heather Ann McConnell Mary-Elizabeth Dill Daniel Sheppard

What are “emergency powers”?

What are we really talking about when we use the terms “state of emergency” and “emergency orders”? What differentiates “emergency powers” from normal government powers? Erin Moores and Dan Sheppard take us through the basics.

April 10, 2020
Erin Moores Daniel Sheppard

Pension and Benefits Q&A

Simon Archer and Melanie Anderson answer some of the common questions the administrators of pension and benefit funds might be asking in light of COVID-19.

April 10, 2020
Simon Archer Melanie Anderson

Webinar: Keeping up with COVID-19

In the first of a series of Zoom webinars, Dan Sheppard looked at Keeping Up with COVID-19: An overview of legislative changes and emergency orders affecting workers and unions. Materials available here.

April 9, 2020
Daniel Sheppard Kelly Doctor

Job Loss and COVID-19: Q&A for Federal Workers

Federally-regulated workers across Canada are being impacted by COVID-19, including the thousands of airline workers who have already been laid off. Gabriel Hoogers considers what federally-regulated workers might be asking themselves about their employment rights.

April 8, 2020
Gabriel Hoogers