In addition to numerous provisions expanding paid leave and unemployment benefits, the newly introduced HEROES Act would create a program enabling employers to provide premium pay to essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis.
On May 12, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam issued Executive Order 62, delaying the implementation of Phase One of the Commonwealth’s three-phase reopening plan for the Northern Virginia Region until May 29, 2020.
The federal government of Canada has clarified that the Employment Insurance rules allowing employers to make additional payments to workers through Supplementary Unemployment Benefit Plans do not apply to employees receiving the CERB.
In this interview, Dr. John Howard, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), discusses NIOSH’s role in the response to COVID-19 and key safety and health issues facing employers as the economy reopens.
On May 11, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that, as part of its COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, the federal government will establish the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) program.