The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has launched a public consultation on seven draft policies made in support of its new Rate Framework, which was approved by the WSIB Board of Directors in November 2016. The Rate Framework has a targeted implementation date of January 2019. Comments are invited on the following draft policies:…
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In 2012, the federal government introduced a new type of tax-preferential workplace pension plan, the Pooled Registered Pension Plan (PRPP). Ontario is one of six Canadian provinces to have incorporated PRPP legislation into its existing provincial retirement framework, through the implementation of legislation last Fall. In this FTR Now, we explain the key features of…
This workshop focuses on essential investigation skills required by HR Professionals who are charged with investigating workplace incidents including: workplace harassment and violence complaints, discrimination and harassment complaints under the Human Rights Code, employee misconduct such as suspected sick leave abuse or time theft, and more!
Carolyn McKenna provides advice and representation to employers and management on a wide range of labour and employment issues including labour disputes, grievance arbitrations, wrongful dismissals, employment standards, employment contracts, and human rights and accommodation.View All Lawyers
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As part of the 30th anniversary of the Pay Equity Act (Act), the Pay Equity Office has implemented several new initiatives in 2017 in support of its mandate to administer and enforce the Act. These initiatives, coupled with pending legislative changes under Bill 148, present significant changes and potential risks to employers across the province.
Effective July 19, 2017, healthcare organizations are required to include indicators identified by the Minister in annual quality improvement plans (AQIP) under the Excellent Care for All Act, 2010 regulations. Specifically, amendments to the regulations outlined in O. Reg. 280/17 provide that the Minister, after having considered the advice of the Council, may direct a…
Shivani Chopra Quoted in Canadian HR Reporter on Supreme Court Confirms Employers can Terminate Workers With Disabilities
Canadian HR Reporter quoted Hicks Morley’s Shivani Chopra in an August 7, 2017 article titled “Supreme Court confirms employers can terminate workers with disabilities.”
Jordan Fremont Quoted in Benefits Canada on Northstar Aerospace Blames Union for Pension Shortfall as Members Face 24% Cut
Benefits Canada quoted Hicks Morley’s Jordan Fremont in an August 15, 2017 article titled “Northstar Aerospace blames union for pension shortfall as members face 24% cut”.
Shivani Chopra Interviewed by SuperLawyer on Employment and Litigation, Working at Hicks Morley, and Practising Law in Canada
Hicks Morley’s Shivani Chopra was interviewed by the legal magazine SuperLawyer.in on July 19, 2017. In the article, Shivani answers a series of questions regarding her career, her passion for labour law and the Canadian legal regime…