Helping your employees feel safe and secure
Managing employees can be difficult on a normal day, much less during a pandemic. Here are our business advisors’ answers to some of your most common questions about management, including layoffs, back to work, mental health and protective measures.
If my employees are laid off, can they work while receiving EI or CRB? The provincial temporary layoff deadline is coming up for my employee to be automatically terminated. What should I do? Can I terminate an employee during the pandemic? What can I do about an employee refusing to come back to work? My employee is worried they will catch COVID-19 if they come to work and they’re invoking their right to refuse unsafe work. What should I do? What are the new T4 reporting requirements for 2020? Issuing a Record of Employment (ROE) Employees working from home: how do I make this work? What will happen to my workers on open work permit and/or international students? What will happen to my Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) who were brought in with a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)? Am I obligated to put preventive measures in place in the workplace? Do I need a coronavirus sick policy? My employee has travelled outside the province, can I require them to isolate when they return?
Occupational Health and Safety
Can I mandate my employees get vaccinated against COVID-19? How do I manage mental health/anxiety for employees returning to work? How do I manage my stress level as a business owner? What should I do if one of my employees has tested positive for COVID-19 or has been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19? What should I do if an employee showing COVID-19 symptoms comes into the workplace? Do I have the right to require my employees to provide medical documentation to show that they are not sick? Can I force my employees to take a COVID-19 test? What financial support can I get to pay my employees? Don’t see the information you need? Talk to an expert – it's FREE
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Our primary concern at CFIB is making sure you have the support you need to get through this uncertain and challenging time. We provide you with expert advice and ensure that you have all of the latest information on government announcements and available support.