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February-1-2019

Summary

Visit this page for a collection of Goodmans Updates regarding the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to update this page as Updates are published.

COVID-19 and Business Obligations
COVID-19 and Employers
COVID-19 and Force Majeure



COVID-19 and Business Obligations

March 17, 2020 |  Corporate Finance and Securities
Canadian Securities Administrators Provide Update to Filing Delays Due to COVID-19


The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) recently provided an update in light of the escalating COVID-19 outbreak. The CSA encourage reporting issuers to contact their principal regulator regarding potential impacts of the outbreak on their disclosure and other obligations, such as filing deadlines and delivery of meeting materials.

Read the full Update here.



 

March 12, 2020 Corporate Finance and Securities
Impact of the Coronavirus on Canadian Public Company Disclosure Obligations


The outbreak of COVID-19 (commonly known as the Coronavirus) has significantly impacted the global economy. As the virus continues to spread and affect businesses across a variety of sectors, it raises complex disclosure and other considerations for reporting issuers. It is important for issuers to consider whether, and to what extent, disclosure or other measures are required to address the potential impact of the outbreak on their business operations and financial results. Set out below is a summary of some important considerations for Canadian public companies during the outbreak.

Read the full Update here.



COVID-19 and Employers

 

March 16, 2020 | Employment and Labour
Proposed Amendment to Employment Standards Act, 2000 (Ontario): Job Protection to Workers Affected by COVID-19


The Ontario Provincial Government announced on March 16, 2020 details of its proposal to amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (Ontario) (“ESA”) to provide job protected leave for workers unable to work as a result of COVID-19 and to ban employers from asking workers to provide sick notes if they are unable to work as a result of a COVID-19.

Read the full Update here.



COVID-19 and Force Majeure


 

March 16, 2020 | Construction and Infrastructure
COVID-19 and Force Majeure on Construction Projects

The World Health Organization has declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern regarding the global outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This update will discuss the potential impact of COVID-19 on construction projects in Canada, specifically in the context of force majeure clauses.

Read the full Update here.