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Cassels COVID-19 Resources for Franchise Businesses


 – Derek Ronde

The national, provincial, and municipal shutdowns resulting from the coronavirus outbreak have caused an unprecedented upheaval to Canada’s franchise industry. The legal impact of, and legislative changes resulting from, the shutdown are constantly evolving due to the exigencies of business, employees, government and customers.

Over the past several weeks, Cassels lawyers have written a number of updates, articles, and guides regarding the legal issues and new legislation arising out of COVID-19. All of the material can be found here.

Our Client Resources page includes articles on franchising, employment law, commercial rent relief, litigation, government wage subsidy programs, essential services, electronic signatures, privacy, and other key topics.

This publication is a general summary of the law. It does not replace legal advice tailored to your specific circumstances.