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.

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.

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.

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.