The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a wide variety of difficulties for businesses. From emergency measures to protect public safety, workers to federal financial assistance for businesses, new measures are being introduced at a pace and it can be overwhelming. The resources below aim to provide you with legal insights to help navigate these uncharted waters.
Recently we are hearing from more businesses who are unable to operate at their usual capacity due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions and as such are unable to satisfy their lease payments. We are being contacted often by businesses to discuss what their rights and obligations are in this situation.
We have heard from many anxious people over the last few days regarding the sudden changes to the BC business environment. The Government of Canada has put various measures in place to support business in Canada, some of those measures are listed here.
It goes without saying that ‘shelter-in-place’ and other public health mandates to stem the spread of COVID-19 are having severe impacts on our economy. These public health mandates have forced businesses to profoundly alter their business models or, in many cases, shutter entirely. This invariably has had an impact on the ability of businesses and contract workers to fulfill their contractual obligations.