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Roundup of law firm resources on COVID-19: August 7 update

This week’s update on resources shared by law firms addressing the COVID-19 crisis

Roundup of law firm resources on COVID-19: August 7 update

Law firms across Canada are sharing their insights on how to deal with the rapidly evolving economic and legal landscape due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a roundup of some of these resources.

Gowling WLG

In “Navigating the changes to the CEWS – with flowchart,” Gowlings gives an overview of the key changes introduced by Bill C-20, which extends the duration of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program and which widens its scope of application.

In “The Importance of Financial Disclosure During COVID-19,” Stikeman Elliott describes the obligations of Canadian public companies to disclose certain information to their investors in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.

Other resources:

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

In “Technology Governance in a Time of Crisis,” McCarthy Tétrault contributes to an international report on the responsible governance of contact-tracing technologies amid the pandemic.

Other resources:

In “‘Returning’ to Work in the Science and Technology Sector,” MLT Aikins identifies certain points for science and technology companies to keep in mind if they have decided to implement permanent remote working models.

Other resources:

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

In “COVID-19 Impact: Notice to the Industry – Contractual Notice Provisions Require Strict Compliance,” Cassels Brock discusses the significance of contractual notice provisions in light of the expected increase in COVID-19-related claims in the construction industry.

Other resources:

Baker & McKenzie LLP

In “International: COVID-19 - Government Intervention Schemes Guide,” Baker McKenzie summarizes key government intervention measures across jurisdictions around the world with respect to foreign investment restrictions, debt, equity and taxation.

Other resources:

​Jensen Shawa Solomon Duguid Hawkes LLP

In “COVID-19: Class Actions Arising From a Pandemic,” the firm describes the rise of COVID-19-related class actions given the effects of the pandemic on businesses.

Dutton Law

In “Can Employer Force You To Come Back To Work? (COVID),” Dutton Law considers whether employers in Ontario can obligate their employees to come back to work.

Kane Shannon Weiler LLP

In “BC Introduces Streamlined COVID-19 Temporary Layoff Variance Application,” the firm enumerates the steps for filing joint applications to extend a temporary layoff pursuant to a variance to the B.C. Employment Standards Act.

Other resources:

Mann Lawyers LLP

In “Canada’s Care of Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic (updated July 31, 2020),” Mann Lawyers provides insight on the measures introduced by the federal government to help businesses get through the financial difficulties caused by the public health crisis.

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