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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’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.”

Benefits Canada quoted Hicks Morley’s Sukhvinder Dulay in a December 6, 2019 article titled “B.C. Tribunal Finds Reduced Benefits for Older Workers Not Age Discrimination.” The article discusses a recent decision by the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal which dismissed a complaint from a Molson Coors Beverage Co. retiree who alleged the company’s employee benefits plan was discriminatory on the basis of age.

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.

The Fall 2019 issue of OMHRA’s ECHO newsletter features two articles authored by Amanda Cohen and Jessica Toldo. In the article “Divisional Court Reaffirms the Orillia Hospital Test for Accommodation,” the authors discuss a recent decision by the Ontario Divisional Court which quashed the decisions of the Arbitrator in a workplace accommodation related case.

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 congratulate Stephanie Kalinowski, who has been honoured with the Association of Canadian Pension Management (ACPM) Council Award. The award recognizes the efforts an individual who has significantly contributed to the work, growth, and development of their council. Stephanie has served at the chair of the Ontario council since 2017. The…