What information is a school board required to provide to its joint health and safety committee (JHSC)? Following Arbitrator Parmar’s decision earlier this year in Toronto Catholic District School Board v. Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (Grievance re Health and Safety) (Award), many unions are demanding that school boards provide additional student-related information to the JHSC. Learn more about the decision – and what your organization should consider before complying with these requests – in this School Board Update.
Featured InsightPaul E. Broad, Natasha D. Monkman, Craig S. Rix
On December 6, 2018, Bill 57, Restoring Trust, Transparency and Accountability Act, 2018 passed Third Reading and received Royal Assent. On the same date, the government tabled Bill 66, Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, 2018, omnibus legislation which, if passed, will make significant amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA), the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (LRA), the Pension Benefits Act (PBA) and other statutes.
There’s no such thing as “textbook” accommodation. Whether your employee has a challenging physical or mental disability that impacts their ability to do the job, childcare problems that interfere with their performance, faith-related obligations or is in the process of transitioning, how you respond to that individual’s request – or don’t – can mean significant liability for your organization. Are you prepared?
A sexual harassment incident can occur anywhere, anytime. In the social media era, reputational harm may arise the moment an allegation surfaces – and escalate quickly. Ensuring your organization is poised to respond in a timely, appropriate way can significantly impact outcomes, but getting one step ahead may help avoid incidents altogether.Learn More
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year.
Nous vous souhaitons de très joyeuses fêtes, et une bonne et heureuse année.
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.Watch Video
Senate Passes Bill Proposing Changes to Canada Labour Code and Implementation of Federal Pay Equity SchemeBy: David W. Foster
On December 10, 2018, Bill C-86, Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2, passed Third Reading in the Senate without amendment and is now awaiting Royal Assent. As we reported in our Federal Post of November 2, 2018, Bill C-86 will make significant changes to the Canada Labour Code and will introduce a new federal Pay…
This is a time of increased vigilance for inappropriate or unlawful conduct in the workplace, including with respect to sexual harassment and sexual assault. Who can be potentially liable in these situations? Learn more in this Raising the Bar.
The Canadian Insurance Claims Managers Association Newsletter Features Article by Daniel Michaluk on Cyber Incident Response
The December 2018 issue of the Canadian Insurance Claims Managers Association (CICMA) newsletter features an article authored by Hicks Morley lawyer Daniel Michaluk. In the article “Cyber Incident Response – Five Tips for Working with IT Experts,” Dan outlines tips on how to help insurers and their insured organizations handle cyber incident response correctly. One of the key factors of…
Hicks Morley has been recognized as a leader in the fields of Labour and Employment and Pensions law by The Legal 500 Canada 2019 guide. Clients describe Hicks Morley as “the most prominent employment boutique in the country.”…
Benefits Canada quoted Hicks Morley’s Stephen Gleave and Stephanie Kalinowski in an October 12, 2018 article titled “Legal Cases Highlight Issues Around LTD Coverage.” In particular, the article discusses the decision of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in Talos v. Grand Erie District School Board, which raises issues about the provision of benefits to employees aged 65 and older.