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COVID-19

STAFF EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT – HR & OHS

What type of insurance coverage is available for COVID19?

The questions center around a possible shutdown of a business due to quarantine or Government actions to prevent spread of the virus and whether or not there may be coverage available for lost profits, employee wages etc.

The short answer is no. An insurance policy on property insures property and not the health and wellbeing of persons.

What does business interruption insurance cover?

Business interruption loss, which insurers a business’s profits, is...

COVID-19

STAFF EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT – HR & OHS

From the EI website

The Work-Sharing program (waiting period waived) is implementing temporary special measures to support employers and employees affected by the downturn in business caused by COVID-19. The new temporary special measures are available to employers impacted directly or indirectly by COVID-19. The measures allows for eligible employers to retain skilled employees and workers to remain employed during the temporary downturn in business due to COVID-19....

COVID-19

FOOD INDUSTRY CV19 NEWS UPDATE

Below is the latest update from Food and Beverage Canada, with whom BCFB is collaborating on federal advocacy.

Prime Minister Trudeau has announced new measures to address COVID-19

Canada will be closing the border to non-Canadians – Only Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be allowed in. For now, there will be exemptions for air crew, diplomats, immediate family members of Canadian citizens and US Citizens only. This WILL put a de facto ban on Temporary Foreign Workers coming into Canada – further details are below ! Airlines...
COVID-19

STAFF EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT – HR & OHS

As you are all aware, the ongoing situation around COVID19 continues to develop. We wanted to let you know that the company is closely monitoring the situation and following directions from Public Health Canada, Vancouver Coastal Health and CFIA. We are committed to keeping you safe and informed with the latest up to date guidance and developments.

In addition to our Good Manufacturing Practices for handling food products, we have implemented the following preventative measures including but not limited to:

Posted throughout the...
COVID-19

FOOD INDUSTRY CV19 NEWS UPDATE

BC Food & Beverage Members,

The BC Chamber—in partnership with Small Business BC, Community Futures, and British Columbia Economic Development Association—is urgently seeking your input around current and contemplated impacts to businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your feedback will be sent directly to the provincial and federal governments to inform how they can help businesses mitigate the damage of this global market disruption, and recover.

SURVEY LINK:...

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