The COVID-19 situation in Canada evolves and changes every day. Below are resources we’ve prepared to assist employers to stay on top of it.

 

Cross-jurisdictional Guides

Our guide on government relief programs announced in light of COVID-19

Our first guide to assist clients who are navigating unprecedented layoffs during the global pandemic

 

National Webinars

Part VI of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) webinar series where we discussed building resiliency for businesses weathering the COVID-19 storm

Part V of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) webinar series where we discussed how to best protect your business during COVID-19

Special webinar edition discussing new measures on access to federal wage subsidies and stimulus funding in Canada

Part IV of our COVID-19 (Coronavirus) webinar series where we discussed Canadian developments in government funding, supply chain, disputes, and employment law

Part III of our COVID-19 webinar series where we discussed the economic impact of the coronavirus on the economy

Part II of our COVID-19 (coronavirus) webinar series where we discussed the legal measures that organizations should consider to mitigate risk in response to the evolving pandemic.

Part I of our COVID-19 (coronavirus) webinar series, where we discussed some of the main legal issues and risk management measures that businesses should be thinking about as they meet this global challenge

 

Legal Updates and Blog Posts

Legal update discussing managing employee vacation and flex work during the pandemic

Legal update providing updates to Q&As related to Canada’s Emergency Wage Subsidy

Legal update on more information on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit

Legal update on details regarding the Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Plan and Work-Sharing temporary measures

Legal update with more details on Canada’s Emergency Wage Subsidy

Legal update on updates to certain Q&As related to Canada’s Emergency Wage Subsidy

Blog post on reminders to employers during the Easter Season

Legal update on Ontario’s decision to revisit open construction sites

Legal update on Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s reporting and benefit entitlements during COVID-19

Blog post on official language requirements for federal institutions during COVID-19

Legal update on the Emergency Wage Subsidy announced on April 1, 2020

Blog post discussing (i) Premier Ford’s statement that employees can walk off the job; (ii) filing deadlines; (iii) addressing symptomatic employees; and (iv) COVID-19 under human rights legislation in Ontario

Legal update discussing work refusals in a COVID-19 world

Legal update on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit Act

Legal update discussing the Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Plan and Work-Sharing

Legal update discussing layoffs federally, and in Ontario, BC and Alberta

Legal update on economic support measures for workers and businesses announced by the federal and Quebec governments 

Legal update discussing immigration measures introduced between Canada and the United States

Legal update on further considerations regarding layoffs, compensation and occupational health and safety in Quebec

Legal update discussing the implications of COVID-19 on immigration matters

Legal update discussing layoffs and business interruptions in Quebec

Legal update discussing compensation, privacy issues, human rights, travel & access to the workplace restrictions, and more in Canada

Legal update discussing top 12 Q&A in E&L, including guidance on compensation practices in Quebec

Legal update discussing new occupational health and safety measures introduced for employers

Legal update discussing leaves, and general obligations in terms of accommodation, employee refusals, and OH&S

Legal update discussing leaves, and general obligations in terms of accommodation, employee refusals, and OH&S in Quebec

 

Resources in French | Ressources en français

  • To access our employment and labour resources in French on COVID-19, please click here.
  • Pour accéder à nos ressources en droit de l’emploi et du travail sur la COVID-19 en français, veuillez cliquer ici.

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada’s COVID-19 Content Hub

  • For more information on COVID-19, including in other areas of the law, please visit our COVID-19 Canadian Content Hub here.