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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.

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.