The coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). As the virus continues to spread extensively, it poses significant challenge to businesses and raises various points of employment law for employers.
Canada and the United States, in response to the COVID pandemic, have placed new restrictions on travel between the countries.
The Law Commission of Ontario’s multi-year and multi-jurisdictional project to update defamation for the digital age has culminated in the release of a Final Report proposing not only a new defamation statute but also an entirely new dispute resolution regime dedicated to tackling the problem of online defamation.
In addition to the recently announced statutory leaves in response to COVID-19, there are other forms of statutory leave in place under employment standards legislation across Canada. Many employees may also be entitled to sick or personal leave in accordance with employer policies, collective agreements or short-term disability insurance plans. The following are some forms of statutory leave which may apply to COVID-19 related absences.
In line with the state of emergency declared in Ontario, Premier Jason Kenney declared a public health emergency in Alberta with the purpose of doing “whatever it takes to slow the spread of [the COVID-19] virus”. As a result of this declaration, the following facilities have been ordered to close immediately.
In this advisory, we provide a round-up of recent updates to the Cayman Islands framework for automatic exchange of information (“AEOI”) and country-by-country reporting (“CbCR”), including the new universal DITC portal, the AEOI reporting deadline extension, the authorising person and principal point of contact and the CRS compliance form.
Following on from the package of relief measures offered in the personal loan, credit card and overdraft markets, the FCA has confirmed a range of measures to protect customers in the motor finance market.
The government is paving the way for local planning authorities to be able to hold virtual committee meetings.
Landlords will not be able to take possession proceedings in respect of their tenants’ leases in England and Wales during the current coronavirus crisis. We consider how recent measures are impacting on commercial landlords.
Banking & Finance, Capital Markets Interest-free state loans and guarantees Following the first three credit and guarantee initiatives COVID I, II and COVID Prague designed for the small and medium sized enterprises, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (“MoIT”) and the Czech-Moravian Guarantee and Development Bank (“CMGDB”) are now planning a COVID III guarantee. COVID […]
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