CFIB makes sense of "alphabet soup" of Government funding such as CERB, CEWS, CECRA
April 23 webinar (recorded)
Government making announcements before they even know how to implement. This is costing business a lot of time trying to keep up, but it is giving some hope to the challenging situation. CFIB has been lobbying Gov't for years to make processes simpler. Clearly the lobbying must continue.
CFIB is lobbying Provincial Governments to "come to the table" with financial aid for small business. So far Saskatchwan ($5K program) Nova Scotia ($5K) and Manitoba ($6K) offer one time loan to companies who are not able to access federal emergency assistance. They hope other provinces will do same.
Through CKCA's survey we hear how CERB has created some dis-incentive for your employees to work.
Go to 41:30 on the recorded webinar link above. CFIB covers this topic, it's a common issue and employees should be aware that in the future CRA may audit their applications to ensure eligibility was in place.
They advise letting employees know this when advising you they are leaving. CFIB also provides
this sample letter
with guidelines if you are considering a temporary layoff as an option for your business.