Roundup of law firm resources on COVID-19: June 5 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 5 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.

McMillan LLP

In “Innovating During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” the firm lists innovation opportunities for organizations to consider, such as community health and safety projects, clean technology and artificial intelligence for healthcare.

In “Ontario government changes the rules on temporary layoff and constructive dismissal due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” the firm discusses Regulation 228/20, recently released by the Ontario government, which introduces changes to termination liability under the applicable employment legislation.

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Dentons Canada LLP

In “Retail: country-by-country summary of the impact of COVID-19,” the firm provides a summary of changes introduced in the retail sectors of different countries due to the pandemic.

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In “Ontario Issues Order Relating to Management of Retirement Homes Where Residents at Risk Due to COVID-19,” the firm writes about the order issued by the Ontario government on May 29, which concerns the management of retirement homes.

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KPMG Law LLP

In “CRA confirms tax due dates extended to September 1, 2020,” the firm gives an update on the Canada Revenue Agency’s recent extensions of certain tax filings.

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Goldblatt Partners LLP

In “What Emergency Powers Do Governments Have to Respond to COVID-19?,” the firm provides an outline of the emergency powers that can be invoked by each level of government. The firm updates this outline as new emergency orders are released.

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Baker & McKenzie LLP

In “Canada: COVID 19 - CRA Provides administrative relief for international tax issues arising from COVID-19 travel restrictions,” the firm covers the administrative reliefs announced by the Canada Revenue Agency relating to such matters as tax residency and cross-border employment income.

In “Supplemental Unemployment Benefit,” the firm summarizes the supplemental unemployment benefit program and discusses how it may be utilized in light of the public health crisis.

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Kane Shannon Weiler LLP

In “Return to work after COVID-19 – 5 critical questions to ask,” the firm lays down five key considerations for B.C. businesses to keep in mind as the province enters the second phase of its restart plan.

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