Friday, May 22, 2020
CANADA EMERGENCY WAGE SUBSIDY - FCA CANADIAN FACILITIES
Effective May 18th, 2020, the company has enrolled in the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program. Employees on lay off from May 18 forward will receive 75% of their gross weekly wage during down weeks as opposed to Employment Insurance/CERB and SUB (If entitled). We recommend closing your claim as of May 18, 2020 to avoid any overpayments or confusion with Service Canada. There is no application or reports required from the employee for the wage subsidy program. You will receive your weekly payments, deposited on Thursdays, from FCA as normal you would with your normal payroll. Any Member on indefinite lay-off will not be part of Wage Subsidy program. Weeks with no swipe will not count towards your vacation eligibility weeks.
Personal Emergency Leave (PEL)
Members off due to daycare, quarantine, or medical conditions preventing you from working at this time, please continue reporting your Employment Insurance/CERB as normal. You will not be included in the wage subsidy program until you clear to return to work.
TPT’s will not receive the 75% subsidy and are therefore asked to continue reporting your Employment Insurance/CERB as normal.
Vacation Pay & PAA
Unused PAA, will be paid out June 19, 2020. Unused vacation pay will be paid out June 04, 2020. If your claim is closed, you will not have to report these amounts to Employment Insurance/CERB. Members with active claims will have to report vacation pay/PAA and Service Canada will allocate accordingly.
Optional & Dependent Group Life Insurance Open Enrollment
The optional and dependent group life insurance plans provide additional insurance coverage for you and/or your dependents. Anyone currently enrolled, may increase the amount of insurance, one plan level without evidence of insurability. Any eligible employee not previously enrolled, may enroll without evidence of insurability at Plan 1 under the optional and dependent group life insurance plans. If you wish to participate in the open enrollment, please contact Benefits Link @ 1-877-854-5465 and press 1 for health care plans. The open enrollment period will be from June 15 – July 03, 2020.
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