On December 14, 2017, the Ontario government published the long-awaited details to support the proposed reforms to funding rules for Ontario pension plans. The proposed regulations describe the amendments to the Pension Benefits Act Regulations that will, among other things: Alter solvency funding obligations, by reducing the solvency deficiency required to be funded (such that…
Check Your Holiday Party List – And Check It Twice: Tips for Ensuring a Safe Seasonal Workplace EventBy: David W. Foster, Pamela M. Hillen
With winter fast approaching, many of us are preparing for seasonal and holiday celebrations. Whether large or small, it is important that employers take proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of their employees who attend office parties or other celebrations. In this FTR Now, we are pleased to bring you our annual checklist of measures to consider implementing to help plan a safe holiday celebration for all.
Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Betters Jobs Act, 2017 is now in force, having received Royal Assent on November 27, 2017. With it comes substantial changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) and the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (LRA), as well as changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). In this FTR Now, we have consolidated and summarized the information provided to clients previously in a series of updates that tracked the development of Bill 148…
Craig Rix is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. In 2017, Craig has been actively involved in helping guide firm clients through the Changing Workplaces Review and the resulting Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148). His practice is dedicated to a wide range of activities including collective bargaining negotiations, rights arbitration advocacy and strategic human resources planning in both the public and private sector.View All Lawyers
FTR Nexus: Setting up Shop in Canada? What U.S. Employers Need to Know about Canadian Human Rights Law
While Canada and the United States are alike in many respects, there are a few key differences in human rights law that U.S. employers should be aware of if you are considering buying, selling or operating a business in Canada.Learn More
On December 12, 2017, Bill 160, Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act, 2017, received Royal Assent. As previously reported, Bill 160 is omnibus legislation which addresses the delivery of healthcare services in Ontario. It enacts the Health Sector Payment Transparency Act, 2017, Medical Radiation and Imaging Technology Act, 2017 and Oversight of Health Facilities…
In this edition, we bring you quick summaries of key cases relating to limits on partial summary judgment, the importance of pleadings and the issues raised by inadvertent disclosure of privileged documents.
Hicks Morley has been recognized as a leader in the fields of Labour and Employment and Pensions law by the Legal 500 Canada 2018 guide. Highlighted by clients as “at the top of its field,” Hicks Morley “has the depth and experience to respond quickly with a complete view of the alternatives and risks.”
Catherine Peters Discusses Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace with Views on the #MeToo Campaign with The Globe and Mail
On December 5th, Hicks Morley’s Catherine Peters will participate in a live-streamed Roundtable discussion as part of the #AfterMeToo symposium, which is being organized by a group of entertainment industry participants, including Mia Kirshner, Canadian actor, writer and social activist whose willingness to share her personal experience of sexual harassment by entertainment mogul Harvey Weinstein has sparked a movement for institutional change…
Meet Hicks Morley’s newest Pensions and Benefits and Labour and Employment lawyers. Practising out of the firm’s Toronto office are associates Sukhvinder Dulay and Joseph Marcus.