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  • Board Applauds Provincial Government for Extension of Layoffs

    ST. JOHN’S, June 15, 2020 - The St. John’s Board of Trade applauds the Provincial Government’s latest announcement to temporarily extend the time periods in the Labour Standards Act.

    “Government continues to listen to the concerns of our business community” said Andrew Wadden, Chair of the St. John’s Board of Trade. “We have been lobbying for this extension. It is another tool that employers can use for support as they get back to business. This news is a great example of the value attained by us and many business groups by way of our regular meetings with various Ministers. We will continue to speak with all levels of government on matters such as improvement to the CECRA program, and economic recovery.”

    Previously an employee temporarily laid off for longer than 13 weeks in a period of 20 consecutive weeks would be considered as permanently terminated. The extension allows more time for the employers to gradually bring back their employees as the economy progresses.

    Accredited nationally with distinction, the St. John’s Board of Trade is a non-partisan, business advocacy organization. The principal voice of business for members in the St. John’s area. Its mission is to improve the local business climate, enhancing members’ ability to do business through advocacy and member services. stjohnsbot.ca