COVID-19 Update – March 19, 2020

March 2020

March 25, 2020 update: The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (“CERB”) announced today replaces the previously announced plans to provide the Emergency Care Benefit and Emergency Support Benefit which were addressed in our March 19th bulletin. Read the March 25th, 2020, bulletin for more information on the CERB.


On the morning of March 18, 2020, we published an information bulletin to provide information, and address some of the most common questions faced by employers regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Please find this bulletin here: COVID-19 Update – March 18, 2020

The purpose of this March 19, 2020 bulletin is to provide additional COVID-19 information to employers regarding Employment Insurance benefits, the federal stimulus package of $82 billion, and new provincial job-protected leaves of absence.

To read the full March 19th, 2020, bulletin, please see the link below: 

COVID-19 Update – March 19, 2020

The situation continues to evolve by the day and by the hour.  If you have any questions at all about how your workplace should be addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, please do not hesitate to contact us.