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Employee Benefits / workplace safety, health and safety, COVID-19
Proof of Vaccination Guidance Released by BC Office of the Human Rights Commissioner

As vaccination rates continue rising and public health restrictions have eased, many businesses are…

Jul 28th, 2021 | By: CapriCMW
Employee Benefits / health and safety, COVID-19, communicable disease plan
BC Employers Beginning Transition to Communicable Disease Plans

As BC continues with Step 3 of its Restart Plan, employers are no longer required to maintain…

Jul 7th, 2021 | By: CapriCMW
Employee Benefits / COVID-19
Federal Government Introduces Canada Recovery Hiring Program

The new Canada Recovery Hiring Program is designed to support employers by subsidizing payroll…

Jun 9th, 2021 | By: CapriCMW
Employee Benefits / employment law, COVID-19
Government of BC Introduces COVID-19 Related Paid Sick Leave

As of May 20, 2021, amendments to BC's Employment Standards Act are in effect which provides paid…

May 26th, 2021 | By: CapriCMW
Employee Benefits / workplace safety, COVID-19
COVID-19 Vaccinations and Your Staff: Top 5 Legal Q&As

Colin Edstrom, employment lawyer at Pushor Mitchell LLP, answers the top five questions from…

Apr 28th, 2021 | By: CapriCMW
Employee Benefits / employment insurance, COVID-19
Federal Programs Replacing CERB

As of September 26, 2020, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) has ended. In its place,…

Nov 12th, 2020 | By: CapriCMW
Employee Benefits / pension plan
CPP Maximum Pensionable Earnings Increase for 2021

The Canada Revenue Agency has announced that the maximum pensionable earnings under the Canada…

Nov 4th, 2020 | By: CapriCMW
Employee Benefits / COVID-19
New Mandatory Reporting Form for Employers Qualified for the Temporary Wage Subsidy

This spring, the federal government introduced the Temporary Wage Subsidy (TWS), followed by the…

Aug 18th, 2020 | By: CapriCMW
Employee Benefits / COVID-19
BC Introduces New Variance Application Process for Temporary Layoff Extensions

The BC government has introduced a new process for employers to request extensions for temporary…

Jul 22nd, 2020 | By: CapriCMW
Employee Benefits / Occupational Health & Safety, health and safety, WorkSafeBC
BC Government Proposes Changes to Workers Compensation Laws

The BC government has proposed changes to workers compensation laws that would increase the…

Jul 16th, 2020 | By: CapriCMW
Employee Benefits / employee benefits, pension plan, COVID-19
Federal Government Announces Temporary Relief for Pension Plan Sponsors

As part of Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, the federal government has announced new draft…

Jul 8th, 2020 | By: CapriCMW
Employee Benefits / COVID-19
Take the Survey: Federal Government Seeks Feedback on Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

The Department of Finance has launched a consultation to seek input from employers regarding…

Jun 3rd, 2020 | By: CapriCMW
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