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.





We are proud to announce Merit’s Mental Health Strategy.

This program will keep mental health at the forefront for Merit members, their employees, and families.

We have made available to our members resources to assist in navigating mental health issues in the workplace and at home.