Updates to EI and Other Benefits During COVID-19

The Canadian Government continues to make revisions to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) program. As of April 15, it is now permissible to earn up to $1,000 while collecting benefits in each four-week cycle relevant to the emergency relief application. Again, you must renew your application each four week period to confirm that you […]

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COVID-19 Employment and Benefit Updates

As the COVID-19 health crisis continues, the provincial and federal governments continue to respond to this unprecedented chaos in real-time. The situation is an extraordinary circumstance and this is the moment to be aware of all steps that should be taken to protect your employment rights and your job security. The rules and programs are changing […]

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Employment Insurance & Wrongful Dismissal Claims

Employment insurance benefits present tricky legal issues for employees engaged in litigation for wrongful dismissal. A claim for EI may be made on the termination of employment, and generally, people will make that claim while in litigation over the termination itself. Eligibility will commence after a two week waiting period and will begin after recognition […]

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Tax Issues in Employment Cases

The issue of how damages for wrongful dismissal or constructive dismissal are treated for the purposes of taxes can be complicated and important. The Default Setting Generally speaking, a claim for lost income for the “notice period” and also payment of the minimum statutory sums will not only be taxable, but also will require the […]

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