With the pandemic spanning over a year now, many new rules and expectations have been put together by the government to ensure that companies are keeping their employees as safe as possible from catching and spreading COVID-19.
Ministry of Labour inspectors have been visiting workplaces to check in and make sure they are following the laws and best practices; one of our EIO Managers recently gathered some insights on what the MOL will be looking for if they visit your workplace.
Many small businesses are struggling to stay afloat and cover their fixed costs, such as rent and insurance, while taking a negative impact on their revenues. Government assistance has emerged to help businesses pay for their rent, but many have had their fate put into the hands of their landlords to apply for the assistance. The new Canadian Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) is being introduced to provide rent relief for businesses and allows these businesses to apply to the assistance directly as opposed to waiting for their landlords to do so.