Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that the firm is consistently ranked as the leading law firm in the “Labour Relations, Employment and Pensions Lawyers Who’s Who: Toronto” according to The 2019 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. Practice groups included in this category are employment law, labour relations, labour relations (construction sector), occupational health & safety,…

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Stephen Shamie and Jeffrey Goodman have been recognized as the country’s “Leading Lawyers” in The 2019 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. Congratulations to both Stephen and Jeffrey for being listed in the year’s edition. Rankings are based upon peer recommendations through an annual survey of…

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…

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…

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.

An FTR NowM written by Hicks Morley’s Natasha D. Monkman, Alyson M. Frankie, Paul A. Migicovsky, Paul E. Broad, Tierney Read Grieve was mentioned in the November 26, 2018 Benefits and Pensions Monitor Daily News Alert. The alert emphasizes the implementation of variable benefits accounts described in the FTR Now titled “The Outlook is More Change: Ontario Proposes Significant Reforms to Pension and Employment-Related Statutes.“