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Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Rebecca Liu has joined the firm as an associate in our Toronto office. Rebecca represents private and public sector employers in grievance arbitrations, human rights complaints, wrongful dismissal claims, employment standards complaints and employment contract disputes.

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce it has been recognized among the “Top 10 Labour & Employment Boutiques 2018-2019” by  Canadian Lawyer. The survey asked lawyers, in-house counsel and clients from across Canada to vote on the top intellectual property and labour and employment boutiques. The quantitative results are combined with feedback from respected senior members of the bar and in-house counsel when applicable.

Hicks Morley’s Sukhvinder Dulay and Caitlin Morin authored an article in the Employment and Labour Law Reporter titled “B.C. Tribunal Finds That Reduced Benefits for Employees over Age 65 under Employer’s Benefit Plan Is Not Discriminatory.”

In the article “Employers with Drivers Operating in the U.S. Take Note: New U.S. Drug and Alcohol Testing Rule in Force January 6, 2020,” Daniel and Alexandra review the requirements under the new Drug and Alcohol Clearinhouse program in effect as of January 6, 2020, which impacts Canadian employers who have commercial drivers operating in the United States.

The December 2019 issue of the International Employment Law Update from Taylor Vinters, an international law firm, features an article by Hicks Morley’s Paul Schwartzman, titled “Canada: Changes to Ontario’s Simplified Procedure and Small Claims Court Rules.” The monetary limits for claims proceeding in Ontario’s Small Claims Court have increased (effective on January 1, 2020), in order…

The Winter 2020 issue of OMHRA’s ECHO newsletter features two articles authored by Hicks Morley lawyers. In the article “The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario Highlights the Requirement for Co-operation in the Accommodation Process,” Amanda Cohen and Jessica Toldo discuss a recent decision of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal that provides support for the proposition that there may be recourse to termination where an employee refuses to co-operate in providing medical documentation…

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Stephen Shamie and John Brooks have been recognized among the country’s “Leading Practitioners” in the area of Labour Relations, and Jeffrey Goodman in the area of Employment Law, in The 2020 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. This guide profiles the “Most Frequently Recommended” lawyers across Canada through an annual peer survey.

Clients have recognized Hicks Morley for its unparalleled client service, as published in the BTI Client Service A-Team 2020: Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance. In the report, Hicks Morley was named a Standout in Investing in Client Relationships and Client-facing Communication.