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Lay-offs vs. Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: Pros + Cons

What are the best options for your organization now, during the pandemic, and post-pandemic?

The response to COVID-19 has resulted in a shut-down of the economy. While the operating costs for organizations have remained, revenues have dropped dramatically and for most organizations, payroll is their largest operational expense. Faced with an uncertain future, what are the options for reducing payroll expenses? How does an organization know what employment strategy is best to survive the present and emerge ready to thrive post-pandemic? Presented by Cameron Hughes and Jason Harley, this webinar will provide employers with information on lay-offs, the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit and possible creative means of combining these options to maximize the benefits for employers and their employees.

  • What is the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy?
  • What are the legal implications of lay-offs?
  • How will employment choices now impact how organizations emerge post-pandemic?

Original presentation: April 22, 2020


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