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  • Good Friday, Easter and Passover in 2020

    Good Friday and Easter Sunday coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover in 2020. Easter and the holidays that are related to it are moveable feasts in that they do not fall on a fixed date in the Gregorian or Julian calendars which follow only the cycle of the sun; rather, their dates are dete … Read more »

  • Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

    The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with completing a record of employment, the federal COVID-19 10 percent wage subsidy and the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. The post Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk appeared first on First Reference Talks. … Read more »

  • Trudeau announces modified eligibility criteria for 75% wage subsidy for employers

    While employers continue to wait for the specific program details and eligibility requirements, the federal government has committed to changing some of the requirements for employers wishing to take advantage of the federal wage subsidy. The post Trudeau announces modified eligibility criteria for … Read more »

  • Working safely from home

    What are the employer’s obligations to an employee when an employee is not working in the office? With so many employees now working from home, employers’ health and safety obligations need to be reexamined. The post Working safely from home appeared first on First Reference Talks. … Read more »

  • Layoffs and alternatives – Curtailing operations in response to COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have rapid and far-reaching effects on Canadian workplaces. In this article, we answer those questions for Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec. In all cases, please be advised that different considerations may apply under the terms of a collective agreeme … Read more »