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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 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…

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.

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that three new associates have joined the firm. Practicing out of the Toronto office are Caitlin Morin, a member of the firm’s Pension, Benefits & Executive Compensation group, Alexandra Mayeski a member of the Information, Data Security & Privacy group, and Ryan Freeman  a Labour & Employment lawyer.

Hicks Morley is pleased to congratulate Dan Michaluk, who has been recognized in the Data Privacy & Protection section of Who’s Who Legal: Data 2020. The guide recognizes leading lawyers in the areas of data privacy and protection, data security, information technology and telecoms and media.

Hicks Morley has once again been recognized as a leading law firm in the Chambers Canada 2020 guide for Employment & Labour (Ontario and Nationwide) and Pensions & Benefits (Nationwide). The firm receives praise for its “tremendous bench strength” being “a pre-eminent boutique in Ontario,” as well as for working on “very big pensions matters”…

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Jason Mercier has joined the firm as an associate in our Ottawa office. Jason provides advice and representation to employers and management in both the private and public sectors on a wide range of labour, employment and human rights issues, including grievance arbitrations, collective bargaining, labour disputes, termination and wrongful dismissals, occupational health and safety, worker’s safety and insurance, human rights and accommodation and employment standards. He is fluent in both French and English, and maintains a fully bilingual practice.

Hicks Morley congratulates 32 of our lawyers for being recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 in the areas of Labour and Employment Law, Employee Benefits Law, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Privacy and Data Security Law and Workers’ Compensation Law.

The December 2018 issue of the Canadian Insurance Claims Managers Association (CICMA) newsletter features an article authored by Hicks Morley lawyer Daniel Michaluk. In the article “Cyber Incident Response – Five Tips for Working with IT Experts,” Dan outlines tips on how to help insurers and their insured organizations handle cyber incident response correctly. One of the key factors of…