In A Flash COVID-19 Latest Developments

March 26, 2020


March 25,  2020

The circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 global pandemic are extremely fluid, with material developments occurring daily. Set out below are highlights of the latest developments, with corresponding links to more fulsome articles:


  1. Updated – Overview of Various Government Programs Being Launched to Mitigate the Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic (more)
  2. Updated – Ontario Announces Temporary Order Allowing Collective Agreements to be Overridden by Redeployment Plans (more)
  3. Closures Affecting Courts and Workplace Tribunals in Alberta (more)
  4. Updated – Closures Affecting Ontario & Federal Courts and Workplace Tribunals (more)
  5. Updated – Closures Affecting Courts and Workplace Tribunals in Atlantic Canada (more)
  6. Updated – Atlantic Canada Reaction to COVID-19 (more)
  7. Complimentary Webinar with a Focus on Multinational Employers – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – Is Your Global Organization Ready? (more)
  8. Updated – FAQ’s: COVID-19 and the Workplace (more)


As part of our commitment to assisting employers through these difficult times, Mathews Dinsdale has also established a number of dedicated resources to assist with providing employers with immediate support, any time of day or night, including:


  • 24-HOUR COVID-19 TELEPHONE SUPPORT: 1.855.632.4647 Our lawyers are available to assist with working through these issues, and are committed to providing a timely response. However, where there is a particularly pressing need for support, Mathews Dinsdale has established a 24-hour telephone support line which will provide a more immediate connection to one of our firm’s lawyers.


  • 24-HOUR EMAIL SUPPORT: In addition to having access to their preferred Mathews Dinsdale lawyers, and the 24-hour telephone support line, employers can also directly email our Firm’s COVID-19 response team any time of day.


  • COVID-19 RESOURCE WEB-PORTAL: Available here This website contains information about the latest developments surrounding COVID-19 impacting the workplace, including information about: government announcements, legislative changes, court and tribunal closures, and a series of helpful FAQs. This regularly-updated resource centre also acts as a centralized depository for relevant In A Flash articles, webinar information and other important resources.