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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 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 is pleased to announce that Cassandra da Costa has joined the firm as an associate in our London office. Cassandra provides advice to employers in both the private and public sectors on a wide range of labour and employment issues.

Hicks Morley’s Will McLennan authored an article in Employment and Labour Law Reporter titled “”ESA-Only” Termination Clause Complied with ESA but Failed to Rebut Presumption of Common Law Notice.” The article argues how the Divisional Court recently upheld a decision of the Superior Court of Justice which held that a termination clause in an employment contract which complied with the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) failed to clearly rebut the presumption of entitlement to common law notice.

Hicks Morley’s Thomas Agnew authored an article in Benefits Canada titled “Employer Obligations Around Medical Pot, Benefits Plans.” In a case from February 2017, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal confirmed that an administrator of a benefits plan can choose what specific drugs and medications will be covered by a plan. In particular, it held that the exclusion of medical cannabis…

Benefits Canada quoted Hicks Morley’s Stephen Gleave and Stephanie Kalinowski  in an October 12, 2018 article titled “Legal Cases Highlight Issues Around LTD Coverage.” In particular, the article discusses the decision of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in Talos v. Grand Erie District School Board, which raises issues about the provision of benefits to employees aged 65 and older.

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Stephanie Ramsay has joined the firm as an associate in our Toronto office. Stephanie advises public and private sector employers on a range of labour and employment issues, with a focus on human rights and accommodation, workplace harassment, wrongful dismissal defence litigation, employment standards, employment contracts and workplace policies.

Hicks Morley has been recognized in Chambers Canada 2019 Guide for Employment & Labour – Nationwide and Ontario, and Pensions & Benefits – Nationwide. The firm receives praise from clients for giving “sound advice and explaining things in a business-friendly way,” as well as for its “very strong bench” as well as its “technical expertise and promptness.”

Congratulations to our lawyers who have been recognized as notable practitioners in Chambers Canada 2019.