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Bill 148: Public Hearing Dates Announced

By: Craig S. Rix, Elizabeth D. Winter

On June 22, 2017, the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs (Committee) met to adopt procedural recommendations from its subcommittee with respect to the public hearings for Bill 148. Employers wishing to participate in these hearings should take note of the following information…

Federal Government Eliminates Secret Ballot Certification Votes for Federally Regulated Employees, Reverses Union Financial Disclosure Obligations

By: David W. Foster

On June 19, 2017, Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Income Tax Act, received Royal Assent. As previously reported, Bill C-4 amends the Canada Labour Code to repeal reforms to the certification and decertification process brought…

An “Uncomfortable” Workplace Interaction – or Harassment and Discrimination under the Human Rights Code?

By: D. Brent Labord, Lydia J. Bay

In dismissing this human rights application as having no reasonable prospect of success, Vice Chair Hart made helpful comments with respect to the Human Rights Code (Code) and the role of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (Tribunal) in dealing with “uncomfortable” workplace interactions. In short, the decision stands for the proposition that, depending on…

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Meet Shivani Chopra, our New Associate and Winner of the 2017 Lexpert Zenith Award

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Shivani Chopra has joined the firm as an associate in our Toronto office. Shivani is an experienced litigator who has spent a decade in courts tenaciously representing clients on employment, corporate/commercial litigation, and civil litigation matters. We would also like to extend a very special congratulations to Shivani on being a recipient of a 2017 Lexpert Zenith Award: Celebrating Women in Law.

Scott Thompson Mentioned in The Globe and Mail on Radiohead Stage-Collapse Case

The Globe and Mail quoted Hicks Morley’s Scott Thompson in a June 22, 2017 article titled “Radiohead stage-collapse case in jeopardy amid court delays.” As one of the defense lawyers in the case where a stage collapsed at an outdoor Radiohead concert, Scott Thompson said they will be bringing an application to have the charges thrown out over unreasonable court delays…

Elizabeth Brown Honoured with the OBA Award of Excellence in Pensions and Benefits Law

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Brown was the recipient of the 2017 OBA Award of Excellence in Pensions and Benefits Law. Elizabeth is renowned for her innovative leadership of the firm’s Pensions, Benefits and Executive Compensation practice group and her unparalleled involvement in some of its most complex and high-profile work…

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