In light of the upcoming legalization of recreational cannabis, it is critical that employers review all current policies to determine whether revisions are required. In this video, Jacqueline Luksha reviews key features of a Drug and Alcohol policy related to cannabis in the workplace. She also discusses the importance of training regarding cannabis use, and touches on policies dealing with accommodation requests.
Arbitrator Finds Nurse Not Entitled to Compensation for Time Spent Attending Re-Certification TestingBy: Lisa M. Meyer
A recent arbitral decision, South Bruce Grey Health Centre v. Ontario Nurses’ Association, clarifies the issue of compensation for re-certification under the centrally negotiated ONA Collective Agreement with the Participating Hospitals. The two grievances raised the issue of “whether a nurse is entitled to compensation for attending testing for the purposes of re-certification required by the Hospital”.
Allegations of sexual harassment can arise in any workplace, at any time – and when they do, a poorly executed response can lead to significant liability. Ensuring your organization’s incident response strategy is effective will keep you in control of the situation and minimize the potential harms that can result. Join with peers from other organizations and participate in a scenario-based tabletop exercise and group discussion that will test your incident response smarts and provide you with practical tips and strategies that you can apply in managing your next incident.
Nadine regularly provides advice and training to clients regarding issues relating to sexual harassment under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Human Rights Code, including both incident response and implementing proactive measures to help create a harassment-free work environment.View All Lawyers
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
To understand the potential impact of cannabis on the workplace, employers should be aware of prohibitions and obligations under the applicable statutes. In this video, Jacqueline Luksha describes the statutory framework in Ontario related to cannabis.Watch Video
A recent decision of the Ontario Divisional Court, Ramkey v. Labourers International Union of North America et al, has provided employers performing work in support of federally regulated undertakings welcome clarity with respect to their status. The Court found that an employer (Ramkey) which provided construction technicians to work on telecommunications networks owned by telecommunications…
To understand the potential impact of cannabis on the workplace, employers should be aware of prohibitions and obligations under the applicable statutes. In this video, Jacqui Luksha describes the statutory framework in Ontario related to cannabis – touching on the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Federal Cannabis Act, the Ontario Cannabis Act, the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, the Human Rights Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act, and the Highway Traffic Act.
Chambers Canada 2019 Guide Recognizes Hicks Morley for Employment and Labour, Pensions and Benefits, and Privacy and Data Protection
Hicks Morley has been recognized in Chambers Canada 2019 Guide for Employment & Labour – Nationwide and Ontario, and Pensions & Benefits – Nationwide. The firm receives praise from clients for giving “sound advice and explaining things in a business-friendly way,” as well as for its “very strong bench” as well as its “technical expertise and promptness.”
Congratulations to our lawyers who have been recognized as notable practitioners in Chambers Canada 2019.
Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Ted Kovacs has been recognized by peer review as “Lawyer of the Year” in Best Lawyers® in Canada 2018 for Labour and Employment Law in the Hamilton area.
Hicks Morley is pleased to announce the hiring of nine new associates. Working out of the firm’s Toronto office are Amanda Cohen, Ashlee Common, Matin Fazelpour, Diana Holloway, Sarah Iaconis, Will McLennan, Kate Shao, and Evan Taylor. Practising out of the Waterloo office is Nicholas Smith.