COVID-19 Developments and Legal Updates
We are committed to providing you with the latest COVID-19 regulatory initiatives and government programs, and how these developments can impact you and your business. Our real-time updates in areas such as business, labour & employment, litigation and tax, offer valuable legal insights and summaries that will help inform what you need to do for business continuity, to protect your employees, to meet your contractual and regulatory obligations, and to re-open with the ease of government restrictions.
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John Samms and Amanda Whitehead This article sets out to summarize the Newfoundland and Labrador Government’s announcements in respect of its latest response to the COVID-19 pandemic as of approximately…Read More
Brent McCumber, P.Eng. On March 18, 2020, the Government of Canada announced a significant economic response plan to mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19 on Canadians and businesses. While this…Read More
COVID-19 Update: As of 5:00pm today, we have transitioned to a remote work environment in all of our six offices across Atlantic Canada
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, as of 5:00 p.m. today, March 18, our six offices across Atlantic Canada have transitioned to a remote work environment for an undetermined period…Read More
The Federal Government just announced various COVID-19-related measures in its Canada’s Covid-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses. The full statement can be found here. The following may…Read More
Updated: March 18, 2020 1. BACKGROUND COVID-19 is an illness caused by a novel coronavirus. The most common symptoms are similar to a cold or flu and include fever, fatigue,…Read More
Nova Scotia announces mandatory quarantine for public sector staff and students returning from outside Canada
Brian Johnston, QC and Jennifer Thompson In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, Premier Stephen McNeil and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Robert Strang have announced…Read More
Government of Canada announces changes to Employment Insurance and Work-Share Program as part of $1 billion COVID-19 fund
Jennifer Thompson As employees and employers grapple with the practical implications of a potential COVID-19 outbreak, the Government of Canada has stepped up to the plate with an announcement of…Read More
Rick Dunlop, Jennifer Thompson, Alycia Novacefski, Kyle Hartlen, Scott Campbell and Rebecca Saturley The impact of COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus, will vary by organization. Each organization, however, should…Read More