In a Flash: COVID-19 Latest Developments

May 11, 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. International Survey on Job Retention Programs in Response to COVID-19 (more)
  2. Updated – Closures Affecting Ontario & Federal Courts and Workplace Tribunals(more)
  3. Updated – Most Provinces Announce Strategies to Reopen Economy (more)
  4. Webinar Recording – Labour and OHS in the Ontario Construction Industry – Managing Risk During the COVID-19 Crisis (view archive)
  5. Webinar Recording – COVID-19 Employer Update No. 3 (view archive)


FAQ’s COVID-19 and the Workplace


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.


If you have specific issues relating to the impact of COVID-19 on your workplace, or would like assistance with developing and/or reviewing pandemic plans, please do not hesitate to contact your Mathews Dinsdale lawyer.



COVID-19 Complimentary Webinar Archive:


COVID-19 Employer Update No. 3

SUB Plans, Work Sharing, Wage Subsidy, and CERB – What Employers Need to Know Now

COVID-19 and the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know Now