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The potential impacts of COVID-19

There is no question that the rapid spread of COVID-19 is having an impact on businesses around the world including on your employees, contracts and cash flow.

Here are some helpful starting points for thinking through your situation as well as what to do and who to contact. We can help.

As we return to work, what will be the new face of the workplace?

As we emerge from the peak of the pandemic and discussions begin about reopening the economy, plans will need to be made for returning employees back to the workplace. However, bringing employees back to the workplace will not be as simple as unlocking the doors and letting everyone back in. This article reviews the areas employers will want to consider.

How is the government helping large Canadian employers whose needs during the pandemic are not met through conventional financing?

The Canadian federal government announced that it will establish a Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) to provide bridge financing to large Canadian employers. Read below.

How is the government helping small eligible businesses with rent relief that are experiencing financial difficulties during these challenging times?

The Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) is a joint program between the Federal government and Provincial/Territorial governments which is intended to provide rent relief for eligible small businesses experiencing financial difficulties during these challenging times. This article provides the details.

How is the government responding to foreign investment in light of COVID-19?

COVID-19 has caused governments to responds with higher barriers for foreign investment. Read this article to find out more.

Has COVID-19 changed parts of or added anything to the Canadian Labour Code?

The NWMMA provides for a number of amendments to the Canada Labour Code, which is the governing statute for federally regulated employers in Canada. This article provides an overview of the new additions as well as amendments.

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