It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our partner and friend D. Brent Labord on May 22, 2019. His passing is a great professional and personal loss for Hicks Morley, especially for those who had the honour and privilege of working with Brent over his long career at the firm.
Hicks Morley’s Kate Shao authored an article in Employment and Labour Law Reporter titled “Appellate Court Finds Preferential Treatment of WSIB Claimants in Workplace not Discriminatory.” The article discusses the recent decision of the Ontario Divisional Court on Carter v. FCA Canada Inc and Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.
Hicks Morley congratulates each one of our lawyers who has been recognized as a leading practitioner in the 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.
Benefits Canada quoted Hicks Morley’s Jordan Fremont in an April 9, 2019 article titled “Ontario Removes Red Tape for Pension Plans Joining JSPPs.” The article discusses how the Ontario government is eliminating the requirement of government approval for employers seeking to merge single-employer pension plans with jointly sponsored pension plans.
Employment and Labour Law Reporter publishes an article authored by Hicks Morley’s Joseph T. Marcus, titled “A Cautionary Tale: Appellate Court Upholds Judgement Against Employer for Punitive Damages, Aggravated Damages and “Unusually High” Costs.”
LexisNexis Canada’s The Lawyer’s Daily published an article authored by Hicks Morley’s Natasha Monkman and Alyson Frankie titled, “Navigating New Options Proposed for Addressing Salary Overpayments.”
The final rounds of the annual Hicks Morley Moot were held in our Toronto offices on Friday, March 29, 2019. The event provided an opportunity for students from Ontario law schools to litigate current legal issues of significance in the areas labour and employment law. Teams from law schools across Ontario competed before panels of judges drawn from the firm.
The Spring 2019 issue of OMHRA’s ECHO newsletter features two articles authored by Amanda Cohen and Jessica Toldo.
Hicks Morley is proud to announce that eight of the firm’s lawyers are recognized by the Who’s Who Legal: Labour, Employment & Benefits 2019 annual international compendium of lawyers.
Hicks Morley’s Thomas Agnew authored an article in Benefits Canada titled “A Summary of Ontario’s Changing Employment and Labour Legislation.” In this article, Thomas summarizes the key ways Bill 47 is changing the previous amendments under Bill 148.