31.03.2020

COVID-19 as force majeure in Québec: key considerations, implications, and practical tips

On March 13, the Government of Québec declared a public health emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, COVID-19 infections have spread worldwide and across Canada. The Canadian federal government and the government of every Canadian province have now declared COVID-19 to be a public health emergency. The emergency measures ordered by […]

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31.03.2020

COVID-19 and the workplace: Québec considerations

On March 13 and March 23, we wrote about some of the key issues facing employers in light of COVID-19. Since then, the situation has escalated and continues to evolve in real time, with a myriad of new issues for employers to consider. This Québec-focused update contains information on the obligations of Québec employers under […]

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24.03.2020

Are you essential?: COVID-19 business closure orders in Canada

As the coronavirus crisis deepens in Canada, the regulatory and business landscape continues to rapidly change. The provinces of Ontario and Québec have now ordered the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces in those provinces. Companies have only a day’s notice to determine whether they qualify as an essential service and assess the implications of […]

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19.03.2020

COVID-19: key issues every organization should consider

The COVID-19 pandemic raises critical and unprecedented issues for all organizations. How an enterprise responds to these challenges will influence how it fares through the crisis and its positioning for recovery afterwards. We believe that the issues below warrant special attention by senior management and directors. Torys has prepared, or will be subsequently issuing, detailed […]

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02.03.2020

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2020

Torys is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8. The 2020 theme for International Women’s Day is #EachforEqual, encouraging people to take action for equality and raise awareness against bias. Giving back This year, we are partnering with two organizations—Threads and Dress For Success. Threads is a women-owned and operated small business selling […]

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