Employee absenteeism is one of the most challenging issues an employer faces. From administering an attendance management plan, to dealing with chronic absenteeism, to terminating an employee’s employment for failure to report to work, employers are often treading cautiously so as not to infringe on an employee’s privacy or human rights.
Training & Events
From accredited continuing legal education programs to special interest sessions for our clients and invited friends, Hicks Morley's conferences and events offer valuable insight into topical issues important to your business and your professional growth.
WSIB claims for mental stress conditions pose unique challenges for employers. Join us as we discuss best practices for effectively managing mental stress claims, with a view to mitigating costs and working toward successful resolution of claims in the workplace.
Managing WSIB claims has become increasingly complex. Many issues are impacting employers’ WSIB costs, including unsuccessful return-to-work efforts, complicated injuries, psychological conditions, pre-existing conditions and a lack of monitoring and progress. In this workshop, attendees will learn proactive and effective strategies to manage some of the most common and difficult issues that arise in WSIB claims, with a view to mitigating their costs and reducing their risks.
Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC): 2023 Labour Relations SeminarJanuary 24, 2023 - January 26, 2023
In this three-day labour relations seminar, we—along with fire chiefs from across the country and renowned guest speakers—will provide insight and guidance on a wide range of labour relations issues currently impacting the fire service.
Due to the existence of hiring halls and the general less permanent nature of the employment relationship in the construction industry, many accommodation and re-employment obligations get overlooked. This session will address some of those obligations so you can learn how to avoid costly errors in respect to your own company.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on workplaces and union-management relations. Arbitrators, unions, and employers have dealt with new and developing issues such as mandatory vaccination, testing, accommodation, protection of worker health and safety, sick pay, discipline for safety violations, leaves of absence, and many other issues.
Join key members of our WSIB practice group to gain new tools and takeaways for your WSIB toolbelt. We will explore key recent caselaw and use practical scenarios to provide you with practical insights to apply to your challenging cases. This session will include tips for the seasoned WSIB coordinator tackling increasing claim costs as well as strategic insight for the general practitioner seeking to understand the implications of WSIB claims on employment matters.
The 2022 OAPC Spring Education and Labour Relations Symposium will be taking place in person and online this year.
2021 is a big year for faculty bargaining in the University sector. To ensure you are ready, we have put together a webinar that flags the hot topics in the sector as you prepare to head to the bargaining table.
A lot can change in a week. With a view to containing the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a flurry of announcements at the provincial and federal levels, including a Declared Emergency by the Ontario Government. From the mandatory closure of certain facilities, to the waiving of the waiting period for Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits for quarantined employees, closure of borders to non-essential travel, extension of the EI work-sharing program, and prohibited gatherings of over 50 people, new measures are being announced at a rapid pace.