In A Flash: COVID-19 Latest Developments

March 19, 2020

March 18, 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. Update to the COVID-19 FAQ incorporating recent changes (more)
  2. British Columbia declaration of a public health emergency (more)
  3. Atlantic Canada update on COVID-19 measures (more)
  4. Closures affecting courts and workplace tribunals in Atlantic Canada (more)
  5. Federal Government introduction of a number of measures to assist Canadians through economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak(more)
  6. Update on Ontario courts and workplace tribunals closures and hearing cancellations (more)
  7. Guidance from Alberta Human Rights Commission and Workers’ Compensation Board (more)
  8. British Columbia courts and workplace administrative tribunals have announced adjustments to their operations (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.