Posted on April 30th, 2020 in Domestic Tax, General Business, Human Resources Advisory

Frequently Asked Questions

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We’ve created this question and answer resource page in order to assist with the frequently asked questions related to COVID-19 Government supports.  We are updating this page regularly as new information is released. 

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Q – What is the proper ROE process for staff on a leave related to COVID-19?

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Q – Do I have to accommodate someone who does not want to return to work?

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Q – Can I terminate now that the Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (IDEL) has been extended to include individuals on a layoff?

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Q – What if an employee does not want their child to attend daycare when they open and they still want to be off work? 

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Q – What is the benefit of CEWS, isn’t it easier for employees to remain on the CERB?

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Q – If an applicant is eligible for both the 10% Wage Subsidy and the CEWS but choses only to apply to CEWS, does the 10% subsidy get deducted from the claim total?

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Q – Do I have to pay the remaining 25% to my employees?

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Q – What if I have already laid off my employees?

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Q – Can I rehire some employees now and not others?

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Q – I can only afford the 25% for some of our employees and not others. Do I have to pay everyone consistently?

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Q – Do employees have to be working in order for their earnings to be eligible for CEWS?

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Q – Can employees work reduced hours on CEWS?

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Q – What if my employee is receiving the CERB during the period that I want them to return on payroll?

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Q – What do I do if my employee refuses to come back to work?

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Q – I do not take a salary from my Corporation, but I am paid with dividends. Can I still qualify for CERB?

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Q – I am self-employed and considered an essential service, so I must remain open on an emergency basis only.  However, this is creating a small amount of income which is less than $500 weekly offered by CERB, can I still qualify?

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Q – If I am applying for CERB, can I still take dividends from the Corporation at the same time?

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Q – I have not been taking a salary from my Corporation in the past, only dividends.  Should I put myself on payroll now to be eligible for the CEWS?

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Q – How quickly will I receive funds after I apply for the CEWS subsidy?

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Q – As a business owner of a CCPC, should I apply for CERB and get the $2,000 per month or should I go on payroll and receive the 75% CEWS?

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If you have further questions relating to your employees, contact one of our Human Resources professionals

If you have further questions relating to your tax, contact one of our Taxation professionals.

 

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