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WSIB Announces 2018 Premium Rates

By: Hossein Moghtaderi

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board has announced its 2018 premium rates and has approved a 3.3% reduction to the average premium rate for next year. Any increases in premium rates will relate only to costs arising from the chronic mental stress (CMS) amendment to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997, which comes into…

WSIB Schedule 1 Regulation Amended

By: Alisha Kassam

On August 31, 2017, the Ontario government filed O. Reg. 348/17 amending O. Reg. 175/98 (General) made under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997.  The regulation makes changes to certain industries in which Schedule 1 employers are liable to contribute to the Insurance Fund. Among other things, amendments to Class G – Construction: maintain…

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…

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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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