Roundup of law firm resources on COVID-19: Sept. 11 update

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

Roundup of law firm resources on COVID-19: Sept. 11 update

Law firms across Canada continue to share their insights on the evolving legal and economic landscape resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a roundup of some of these resources.

McMillan LLP

In “Temporary Layoff and Constructive Dismissal Relief for Ontario Employers Extended to 2021,” McMillan describes Ontario’s extension of the applicability period for certain measures to limit the risk of a temporary layoff or wage reduction becoming a permanent dismissal or being deemed a constructive dismissal under the Employment Standards Act, 2000.

In “The New Dynamic: Dentons revisits its pick of Canadian regulatory trends to watch in 2020,” Dentons provides an update on regulatory trends to anticipate in Canada resulting from the effects of the COVID-19 crisis.

Other resources:

Bennett Jones LLP

In “B.C. Carbon Tax Increase Delayed Further Due to COVID-19,” Bennett Jones writes about the B.C. government’s announcement of the delayed implementation dates for changes to the B.C. Carbon Tax and Provincial Sales Tax in light of the public health crisis.

Other resources:

Mann Lawyers LLP

In “Canada’s Care of Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic (updated September 2, 2020),” Mann Lawyers provides an update in connection with its resource detailing the federal government’s measures to aid businesses that are facing financial challenges amid the pandemic.

Other resources:

MLT Aikins LLP

In “Federal Government Announces Proposed Transition Plan for CERB Recipients,” MLT Aikins discusses Canada’s announcement of the planned transition to modified Employment Insurance benefits and other new programs.

In “New CEWS rules are complicated and CRA’s updated online calculator can help,” DLA Piper shares information on the Canada Revenue Agency’s updated online calculator, which seeks to help businesses which are applying for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program.

Other resources:

Stewart McKelvey

In “Beyond the border: Immigration update – September 2020,” Stewart McKelvey introduces the third installment of its publication containing immigration-related information relevant to employers of foreign workers in Canada.

Other resources:

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

In “Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: An Updated Guide for Businesses,” Davies reviews and analyzes the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program and provides updates on the program.

Other resources:


In “Is It Possible to Successfully Challenge a COVID-19 Statement of Offence?” BCF provides a link to partner Isabelle Landry’s discussion on a radio program of defences to a COVID-19-related statement of offence.

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