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Court of Appeal Outlines Key Principles On Suspending Employees With and Without Pay

By: Siobhan M. O’Brien

In Filice v. Complex Services, the Ontario Court of Appeal provided valuable guidance regarding constructive dismissal, investigative suspensions of employees without pay and proper damages assessments. The plaintiff/respondent in appeal was employed by Complex Services (the defendant/appellant) as a Security Shift Supervisor at Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino. All employees in the Casino’s Security Department…

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Jordan Fremont Quoted in Benefits Canada on DC Pension Decumulation Offerings

The 2018 July/August edition of Benefits Canada quoted Hicks Morley’s Jordan Fremont in an article titled “The Long Journey to Safety.” Even as regulators move to expand decumulation options for Canadians in defined contribution pension plans, the degree to which employers will actually adopt the solutions available, including variable benefits, remains an open question. Various factors fuel the conundrum, but exposure to liability and litigation risk loom as perhaps the most daunting obstacles.

Taylor Vinters Newsletter Publishes an Article by Amanda Hunter on Recent Maternity Leave Changes

Hicks Morley’s Amanda Hunter authored an article titled “Canada: 18 month maternity leave” which appeared in the June 2018 edition of Taylor Vinters’s International Employment Law Update. The article discusses recent amendments to the Canadian federal Employment Insurance (EI) program and changes to other federal/provincial legislation, have significantly increased the combined length of job-protected pregnancy and parental leave to, in some cases, 18 months.

CAPDHHE Newsletter Features Article by Njeri Damali Sojourner-Campbell on Responding to Human Rights Complaints in the Workplace

The summer 2018 edition of the Canadian Association for the Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment in Higher Education (CAPDHHE)’s  newsletter features an article authored by Hicks Morley lawyer Njeri Damali Sojourner-Campbell.

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