The Spring 2020 issue of OMHRA’s ECHO newsletter features two articles authored by Hicks Morley lawyers. In the article “Court Upholds Decision Finding Firefighter’s Heart Attack Was Not Work-related,” Jessica Toldo and Amanda Cohen discuss a recent decision of the Ontario Divisional Court, where it dismissed an application for judicial review of a decision by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Tribunal (WSIAT) denying benefits under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 to the estate of a firefighter who died of a heart attack in 2010.
With numerous businesses closing or modifying operations to curb the rapid spread of COVID-19, legal departments are facing a host of new challenges. Organizations are struggling to continue serving customers and support employees, many of whom are now working remotely.
Hicks Morley’s Stephen Shamie was featured by Queen’s Law as an alumnus in an article titled “Delivering Legal Services During COVID Crisis.” In the article Stephen describes Hicks Morley’s thought leadership and ability to pivot the firm’s operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic to protect its members, clients and the community through leveraging digital applications to continue to provide consistent legal services while working remotely.
Hicks Morley’s Daniel Michaluk and Matin Fazelpour, authored an article in the Canadian Law of Work Forum titled “Responding to a Potential COVID-19 Case in the Workplace – Steady as She Goes.” In this article, Daniel and Matin respond to one of the most frequently asked questions by employers during the COVID-19 outbreak: whether or…
Hicks Morley’s Daniel Michaluk authored an article in the Canadian Law of Work Forum titled “Temperature Screening for the Coronavirus – Necessary but not Sufficient.” As we move deeper into the global pandemic, the use of temperature screening to control the spread of the coronavirus outbreak is presenting as a potential security and public health control….
Hicks Morley continues to monitor changes to the COVID-19 situation. Our priority has been and continues to be our firm members, our clients and the community. We are making efforts to do our part to reduce the risk and effective immediately, we will continue to have lawyers and staff onsite but most of our lawyers…
All of our offices are presently open for business. As recognized leaders in the areas of employment and labour law, Hicks Morley is well-positioned to assist you in your compliance obligations, developing contingency plans and managing the health and safety of your workforce. We have developed a dedicated webpage as a resource regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to assist employers in navigating the potential impact this pandemic may have on your workplace.
Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that two new associates have joined the firm in our Toronto Office, Jennifer Querney and Lesley Campbell. We wish them a warm welcome to the team!
The January 28, 2020 issue of Labour Notes® features an article authored by Hicks Morley lawyer Nadine Zacks. This article explores one of the complications within the Canada Labor Code and the recent resolution of the Supreme Court that gives a clear parameter to employers as far they are legally responsible in relation to work locations and gives an overturn to the decision of the Federal Court that imposed unmanageable and impractical obligations.
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.