We are pleased to announce that Craig Rix has been appointed Managing Partner effective January 1, 2021. He follows Stephen Shamie who held the role for 18 years and who announced that he was stepping down earlier this Summer.
Hicks Morley has once again been recognized as a leading law firm in the Chambers Canada 2021 guide for Employment & Labour (Ontario and Nationwide) and Pensions & Benefits (Nationwide). The firm receives praise for being a “high-quality law firm” whose lawyers provide “very detailed, very thoughtful strategic advice on labour and employment law.”
Hicks Morley congratulates 31 of our lawyers for being recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada 2021 in the areas of Labour and Employment Law, Employee Benefits Law, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, and Workers’ Compensation Law.
The July 2020 issue of the International Employment Law Update from Taylor Vinters, an international law firm, features an article by Hicks Morley’s Alisha Kassam, titled “Employer Action Taken in Response to the Pandemic.”
The Summer 2020 issue of OMHRA’s ECHO newsletter features two articles authored by Hicks Morley lawyers.
Benefits Canada quoted Hicks Morley’s Stephanie Kalinowski in a May 27, 2020 article titled “Employers Can’t Use SUB Plans to Top up Employees Laid off Due to Pandemic.” The article discusses how employers with registered supplemental unemployment benefit plans aren’t able to use them to top up laid-off employees who are receiving the Canada Emergency Response Benefit.
An FTR Now published on May 5, 2020 written by Hicks Morley’s Sukhvinder Dulay and Stephanie Kalinowski was mentioned in the May 8, 2020 Benefits and Pensions Monitor Daily News Alert. The alert summarizes the FTR Now titled “Canada Revenue Agency Announces Temporary COVID-19 Relief for Registered Pension Plans.”
Hicks Morley’s Rayaz Khan authored an article published on April 14, 2020 in Benefits Canada titled “A Legal Update on the Government’s CEWS and CERB Programs.” The COVID-19 pandemic has created many complicated issues for employers. Prudent employers should ensure they’re aware of the resources that may be available during this uncertain time when information regarding government support is rapidly changing.
Hicks Morley’s Hossein Moghtaderi authored an article in the Ontario Bar Association’s Labour and Employment Section Insider titled “Action for Constructive Dismissal as a Result of Workplace Harassment Statute-Barred by WSIA.”
Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized by the 2020 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory in the following practice areas: Labour Relations, Labour Relations – Construction Sector, and Pensions & Employee Benefits.