At FH&P Lawyers LLP we are closely monitoring the developments of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Following the government and public health recommendations, we are proactively implementing measures to promote everyone’s health and safety, while also focused on providing our clients with legal services during this uncertain time. At this time our offices remain open for business and we are conducting business as usual while remaining vigilant, ready to adapt as necessary as the situation evolves. Some of the steps we have taken this week include:
- We have a business continuity plan in place, which will allow our team to continue serving our clients;
- We are hosting client and internal meetings via video and audio conferences wherever possible;
- We have adopted precautionary measures for members of our team who may feel ill;
- All staff who are able to will be working remotely with access to email and voice mail or call-forwarding for messages
We remain committed to our people, clients and our community. We will do whatever we need to in order to promote the health and business interests of our team members and clients. We will continue to update you as needed.
COVID-19 Series for Business Owners: Commercial Leasing for Tenants
For most business owners, entering into and abiding by a commercial lease is a standard part of running a business. Most business owners have seen their businesses through ups and downs, times of boom and times of bust – these are simply part of running a business, resourceful business owners are able to find their way out. However, the shut down we’re currently witnessing presents real problems that even the most resourceful business owner won’t be able to navigate – how is anyone supposed to cover their lease payments when they’re not able to operate their business?
Parenting Time During the COVID-19 Pandemic
If you have kids and you are separated or divorced from the other parent of those kids, there is a good chance you have an Agreement of some sort (written or unwritten) or a Court Order outlining how you and that other parent share time and responsibilities for your kids. You may be wondering what, if any impact, the pandemic has on that Agreement or Court Order.
Rent & COVID-19
With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal and Provincial Governments are urging Canadians to stay home and practice social distancing. As a result, we have seen massive layoffs and many Canadians are struggling to pay their bills. With April 1st approaching, many Canadians are asking: What do I do if I can’t pay rent this month?