Pertinent information affecting employers and employees:
- The B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers: A one-time, tax-free $1,000 payment to workers who are eligible for employment insurance (EI), which will also be available to those who are not available for EI, such as people who are self-employed or parents who are at home with their children. This benefit will complement existing and additional benefits available to workers at the federal level.
- Effective immediately, businesses can defer employer health tax payments until September 30.
Note: B.C.'s legislature will convene to address amendments to employment standards legislation to ensure workers cannot lose their job due to self-isolation, or because they are caring for a loved one.
Refer to this official website for financial support information provided by the BC Government which includes the B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers mentioned above .