Over the past three months, as a result of COVID-19, jobs have been lost across Canada at an astonishing rate. While many industries have had to lay-off staff and downsize, others have thrived.
In the post-COVID-19 work world, employers must be ready to face the new challenges of what a return to work entails. With daily press conferences and briefings people have a heightened awareness, and in some cases fear, about what the current environment looks like. With that in mind, as stay-at-home orders and restrictions start to lift and more businesses begin to open and resume “regular” operations, it’s important for employers to start putting return-to-work plans and protocols in place.
On April 11, 2020, the federal government passed legislation and released further details on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program.