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COVID-19 ~ Employer Resources

We understand now is a time of great uncertainty for many organizations. MaxPeople and Rodney Employment Law are here to support you through this challenging and unprecedented period. We will be updating this page as new information or resources become available, so check back regularly. Please contact us to discuss your unique business challenges.

Download our comprehensive COVID-19 Employer Guide

Live Q&A Sessions

In order to readily address common questions and concerns we are going to be hosting regular LIVE Q&A Sessions every Wednesday at noon.

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 12pm
Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: Complimentary
Hosted by: Jordan Rodney, Employment Lawyer – Rodney Employment Law and Chen Sasson, HR Manager – MaxPeople

FAQs & Video Resources

In case you can’t make our next LIVE Q&A session, we’ve put together an FAQ page to help provide some guidance and clarity.

HR Minute – COVID-19: Tips for Business Leaders:

Top Tips for Employers: Coronavirus and the Workplace:

Latest News

April 11, 2020 – Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program
On April 11, 2020, the Federal Government passed Bill C-14, the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act, No. 2 (“Bill C-14”) which received Royal Assent. Bill C-14 establishes the foundation for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program (the “CEWS”). Please refer to our article below where we have summarized the government’s recent announcement


April 6, 2020 – Revised list of Essential Workplaces
On Friday April 3rd, 2020, the Ford Government revised the list of essential businesses. All businesses not on the updated list were required to close as of 11:59pm Saturday April, 4th, 2020. To view the updated list of essential businesses and services allowed to operate at this time, please see the link below:


April 2, 2020 – Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
Additional details emerge on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). Please click below for detailed explanations on each of these programs.

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

March 27, 2020 – Employee Resources Overview
Stopped working? You may be eligible for Employment Insurance (EI). If you have been laid off or are in quarantine due to COVID-19, click below to read more:

Employee Resources Guide

March 13, 2020 – Pandemic Checklist
Does your organization have a business continuity plan? Have a look at our Pandemic Checklist to ensure your workplace is ready to handle any pandemic cases moving forward:

MaxPeple Pandemic Checklist

New HR Support Service

If you require specific guidance for your unique situation surrounding COVID-19 and your workplace, we can help!
Call us at 1.888.709.1236 or click the button below for more details.

COVID-19 Update - Trusted Resources

Public Health Canada Updates:

Government of Canada Travel Updates:

Public Health Authorities phone numbers by Province:

Case Tracker (John Hopkins University) by Country and Regions:

Economic Support For Business Owners

BDC Support for Impacted Entrepreneurs:

Facebook Small Business Grant Program:

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan:

If you have further questions about COVID-19 and your workplace, we can help!