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The Law Regarding Service Animals [Video]

By: Elizabeth D. Winter

Failing to accommodate guide dogs or service animals is potentially a failure to accommodate a disability. There may also be competing rights or obligations to consider when such situations arise in your organization. In this video, Elizabeth Winter takes us through the law regarding service animals – an important area of human rights law – with a focus on best practices for identifying a service animal and your organization’s responsibility to accommodate staff and clients.

The Outlook is More Change: Ontario Proposes Significant Reforms to Pension and Employment-Related Statutes

By: Natasha D. Monkman, Alyson M. Frankie, Paul A. Migicovsky, Paul E. Broad, Tierney Read Grieve

The Ontario government’s Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review (Fiscal Review) and supporting omnibus legislation, Bill 57, the Restoring Trust, Transparency and Accountability Act, 2018 (Bill 57), propose a number of significant reforms and initiatives to pension, benefit, tax and employment-related legislation that will impact your workplace and pension plan administration. Bill 57 also contains proposals related specifically to fire services, which were outlined in our prior communication, Ontario Government Tables Legislation Impacting Bargaining and Interest Arbitration in the Fire Sector.

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Jeffrey Goodman Recognized by Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Labour & Employment 2019

Congratulations to Jeffrey Goodman who has been recognized among the 10 Canadians selected by Who’s Who Legal in its inaugural international guide for Thought Leaders in Labour & Employment law for 2019! The Thought Leaders guide highlights individual lawyers who receive the highest number of nominations throughout the latest research cycle.

Natasha Monkman Mentioned in Benefits and Pensions Monitor on Plan Administrators and the Power of Attorney

Hicks Morley’s Natasha Monkman presented at the at the 2018 CPBI Ontario Regional Conference that took place on October 19, 2018. Natasha’s presentation, titled, “All About Administration: Dealing with Aging Employees and Estates” was featured in the Benefits and Pensions Monitor daily news alert on October 22, 2018.

Jodi Gallagher Quoted in the Law Times on the Possible Reversal of Bill 148 and Related Labour Law Changes

Hicks Morley’s Jodi Gallagher Healy was quoted by the Law Times in the October 15, 2018 article titled “Labour law changes to impact lawyers, clients.” The article explores how Ontario’s government plans to review and possibly reverse the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, also known as Bill 148.

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