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Category: Employment Insurance

I don’t qualify for EI. What government benefits are available for me?

The federal government has established three new benefits for workers who do not qualify for EI. Clio Godkewitsch examines how you could be eligible.

November 16, 2020
Clio Godkewitsch

CERB and EI: What programs can I apply for?

Clio Godkewitsch will help you understand and navigate federal income supports that are available if you aren’t able to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

November 16, 2020
Clio Godkewitsch

Lose Your Job Because of COVID-19? What are your rights?

Worried you might lose your job because of COVID-19? In this Q&A for non-unionized Ontario workers, Louis Century explains what your rights are. [Updated on May 25]

May 25, 2020
Louis Century

What do you need to know to cope with COVID-19 in the workplace?

We’ve prepared a memo addressing some of the most common questions we have been receiving from our clients regarding the many legal issues which are engaged by the COVID-19 pandemic. [Updated to May 19].

May 22, 2020
Char Wiseman

What COVID-19 income support do I qualify for in Ontario?

From students to seniors, many across Canada are struggling with the financial impact of the coronavirus. Mariam Moktar takes us through the various COVID-19 income support benefits currently available in Ontario.

May 6, 2020
Mariam Moktar

Webinar: Termination, Layoff, and Government Benefits

The materials for our webinar on “Termination, Layoff, and Government Benefits for Unionized Employees in the Age of COVID-19 are available here.

May 5, 2020
Simon Archer Colleen Bauman Fiona Campbell Ben Katz Kelly Doctor

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

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: 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