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Ontario Minimum Wage to Increase on October 1, 2017

By: Ryan Plener

On October 1, 2017, the general minimum wage in Ontario will increase from $11.40 to $11.60 an hour. This minimum wage applies to most employees. Minimum wage rates for specified students, liquor servers, hunting and fishing guides and homeworkers will increase on the same date. Note that the Ontario government has tabled legislation to increase…

Change on the Horizon: Ontario Pension Plan Funding Reform is Coming Soon

By: Natasha D. Monkman, Jordan N. Fremont, Stephanie J. Kalinowski

Earlier this year, the Ontario government announced proposed reforms to pension plan funding that will have a significant impact on employers and plan administrators with plans registered in Ontario. These changes are expected to be part of the government’s Fall agenda, and will be of particular interest to employers who provide single employer defined benefit (DB) pension plans or participate in multi-employer pension plans (MEPPs) in Ontario.

WSIB Rate Framework Implementation Date Set for January 1, 2020

By: Jodi Gallagher Healy

Further to O. Reg. 349/17 which amends O. Reg. 470/16 made under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997, the new Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Rate Framework will be implemented on January 1, 2020, which is one year later than the initial targeted implementation date. As we previously reported, the Rate Framework will fundamentally change…

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Latest Announcements

Ted Kovacs and Robert Atkinson (retd) Each Named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® in Canada

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Robert Atkinson and Ted Kovacs and Robert Atkinson (recently retired) have each been named Lawyer of the Year, 2018 by Best Lawyers® in Canada. Robert and Ted are recognized in the directory, based on peer recommendations, as leaders in the area of Labour and Employment Law for the regions of London and Kitchener-Waterloo area, including Hamilton, respectively…

Daniel Michaluk Quoted in The Lawyer’s Daily on Ottawa Releasing Proposed Regulations on Data Breach Notifications

The Lawyer’s Daily quoted Hicks Morley’s Daniel Michaluk in a September 14, 2017 article titled “Ottawa releases proposed regulations on data breach notifications.” The article explores how private sector organizations following federal privacy law will have to provide breach notifications to customers and the privacy commissioner where it is reasonable to believe that the breach creates a “real risk of significant harm”.

We Welcome Six New Associates to the Firm

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce the hiring of six new associates to our team. Working out of the firm’s Toronto office are Alisha Kassam, Ryan Plener, Brendan Scott, Jordan Simon, Jessica Toldo and Harriet Yiga.

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