On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, the federal government announced in their daily press briefing that businesses will be able to apply for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) starting Monday, April 27, 2020.
The Alberta Government has released a Ministerial Order temporarily amending employment standards legislation to deal with the practical implications arising from COVID-19.
I started my legal career in September 2008, which coincided with an unprecedented economic collapse. I received a crash course in recession-related legal advice. I advised clients about everything from quick fixes to Hail Mary attempts to support their workers and save their businesses. But it wasn’t until the last few weeks that I had to dust off my old playbook and again discuss these urgent, drastic measures with my employer clients. Some of these measures include: