Roundup of law firm resources on COVID-19: June 12 update

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

Roundup of law firm resources on COVID-19: June 12 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 “COVID-19: Canadian federal economic support for individuals,” the firm gives an overview of reliefs announced by the federal government under its COVID-19 economic response plan, including measures introduced by the Canada Revenue Agency, the Department of Finance and Global Affairs Canada.

In “Ontario’s Economic Re-opening: The Latest Developments,” the firm gives updates on recent announcements by the Ontario government regarding re-launching the economy.

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McCarthy Tétrault LLP

In “COVID-19 and Litigation Risk: How can businesses respond to Litigation or a Litigation-Precipitating COVID-19 Event?,” the firm suggests possible ways for organizations to respond to potential COVID-19-related litigation, such as getting counsel involved early in the process and taking steps to reduce risk.

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Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

In “COVID-19 and the Frustrated Contract Act,” the firm sheds light on B.C.’s Frustrated Contract Act, which allocates losses arising from contractually frustrating events and which may be especially relevant given the pandemic.

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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

In “Climate change litigation and disclosure implications during COVID-19,” the firm provides insight into climate change class actions, a new trend in climate change litigation in Canada, and disclosure requirements in the context of COVID-19.

In “Employees on “Stress Leave” — Tips for Handling Employee Requests to Remain Off Work,” the firm discusses how employers can respond to employees asking to remain away from the workplace on the basis of stress.

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Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

In “Recent Legislative Updates Affecting Canadian Employers,” the firm gives a summary of key legislative developments relating to economic support measures that impact employers.

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Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

In “Bill 61: Restarting Québec’s Economy,” the firm writes about Quebec’s Bill 61, which seeks to mitigate the impacts of the public health crisis and to strengthen the protection of commercial tenants, among other objectives.

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Cox & Palmer

In “COVID-19 Travel Restrictions in Atlantic Canada – A Summary for Business Travelers,” the firm describes the interprovincial travel restrictions applicable to individuals considering traveling to or within Atlantic Canada.

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Lavery, de Billy, L.L.P.

In “Improving Cybersecurity with Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence,” the firm talks about the new cybersecurity challenges companies may encounter due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ways that these companies may deal with them.

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