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CHEAT SHEET FOR CKL BUSINESSES IN THE SECOND SHUTDOWN – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY.

Post by: Jason Ward

All businesses in the CKL are subject to these general rules or guidelines during the provincial shutdown, beginning December 26: All businesses open must prepare, post and make available a COVID Safety Plan. A sample plan is available here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/develop-your-covid-19-workplace-safety-plan All businesses or facilities that engage in retail sales to the public must post a […]

Posted in COVID-19

NEW BUSINESS SUPPORT GRANT ($10,000-$20,000) NOW AVAILABLE TO ELIGIBLE CKL BUSINESSES DURING THE SECOND SHUTDOWN

Post by: Jason Ward

During the second lockdown beginning December 26, the Ontario Small Business Support Grant will provide a minimum of $10,000 and up to $20,000 to eligible small businesses required to close or restrict services. Eligible small businesses include those that: are required to close or significantly restrict services subject to the shutdown effective 12:01 a.m. on […]

Posted in COVID-19

CHRISTMAS BONUSES AND HOLIDAY GIFTS BY EMPLOYERS – ENROLLMENT IN THE JELLY-OF-THE-MONTH-CLUB THIS YEAR? READ THIS BEFORE KIDNAPPING YOUR BOSS ON CHRISTMAS EVE

Holiday bonuses (and gifts) are commonly appreciated, morale-boosting and an opportunity for employers to express gratitude to employees collectively at the end of the work year. However, if expectations are not met, they can also cause strife, conflict and, in some cases, litigation. Bonuses are not legislatively governed in Ontario; rather, they are considered a […]

Posted in Labour & Employment

WELCOME TO YELLOW – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY

Here’s what Yellow looks like and means: Organized public events, social gatherings and religious services, rites and ceremonies Limits for functions, parties, dinners, gatherings, barbeques or wedding receptions held in private residences, backyards, or parks: 10 people indoors 25 people outdoors Limits for organized public events and gatherings in staffed businesses and facilities: 50 people indoors 100 people outdoors […]

Posted in COVID-19

CHRISTMAS TREE SAFETY TIPS

Both real and fake Christmas trees can conflagrate in mere seconds, filling the room with smoke and fire that can spread relentlessly through your entire home. Sorry, we don’t mean to be The Grinch, but many festive families do not give enough attention to these incendiary homages. The record is rife with terrible stories about […]

Posted in General Interest

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