Need an expert? COVID-19: Impact on businesses / Ontario legislation to protect workers

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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Members of the media may directly contact the following expert:

Gilles LeVasseur (English and French )
Telfer School of Management
jlgilles.levasseur@sympatico.ca

IMPACT ON BUSINESSES

What kind of help should governments offer to businesses to get through the crisis? How does the crisis affect SMEs versus large corporations? How can businesses avoid bankruptcy? What role can banks play in helping citizens, homeowners and businesses?

LEGISLATION TO PROTECT ONTARIO WORKERS

Doug Ford's government wants to introduce emergency legislation to protect workers who are required to take unpaid leave during self-isolation or quarantine periods. What is the Ontario government's jurisdiction to pass its emergency legislation and how is it implemented? How would the legislation apply to Canadians and what would be the consequences?

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