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Welcome to BT Legal's centre for articles and information related to Covid-19 from a legal perspective.
Current Pandemic No Reason Not To Honour Parenting Schedules
April 7, 2020

Parents who believe the COVID-19 lockdown provides a legitimate reason to deny an ex-partner visitation rights should think again, as two recent rulings show that parenting schedules in court orders or separation agreements must be honoured unless there is proof children would otherwise be endangered.

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Family Law Litigation and the Impact of COVID-19
April 7, 2020

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the court system has suspended many of the matters that are normally dealt with in the regular course of family law litigation, in efforts to protect the health and safety of court staff, legal practitioners and litigants.

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Bulletin Letter - April 6
April 6, 2020

BT Legal's Covid-19 Bulletin Updated to April 6, 2020.

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Canada Emergency Response Benefit Update and FAQ
April 6, 2020

As of April, 6, 2020, workers can apply for the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (“CERB”). The following update sets out what CERB is, how employees can apply, and how it may affect the federal government’s other employment benefit initiatives, such as the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy.

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Updates on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
April 2, 2020

The Government of Canada has released details on its Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”). CEWS is a 75% wage subsidy being offered to all businesses that have lost 30% of their revenue as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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COVID-19’s Effect on Reasonable Notice of Termination
March 31 2020

Businesses across Ontario are struggling as the effects of COVID-19 become ever more acute. Governments have ordered certain businesses to close and still more are shutting down as a result of the sharp economic decline. In response, many employers have begun widespread and potentially long-lasting layoffs.

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Bulletin Letter
March 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the economy and the legal landscape on an hourly basis. Businesses are being forced to respond just as quickly. Many decisions made today will affect a business’s survival tomorrow. We understand that staying up to date and navigating your business’s legal obligations is not just more important than ever before, but also more difficult. We are committed to helping you work through these unprecedented times. 

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Are Layoffs The Right Response To Covid-19?
March 25, 2020

Businesses across Ontario are struggling as the effects of COVID-19 become ever more acute. Governments have ordered certain businesses to close and still more are shutting down as a result of the sharp economic decline. In response, many employers have begun widespread and potentially long-lasting layoffs.

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