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.
Hicks Morley congratulates each one of our lawyers who has been recognized as a leading practitioner in the 2020 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.
The April 2020 issue of Canadian Employment Law Guide® features an article authored by Hicks Morley lawyers Stephanie J. Kalinowski, Caitlin H. Morin, Sukhvinder K. Dulay, and Ted J. Kovacs.
Applications are now open for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). In an interview with CBC Kitchener-Waterloo on April 8, 2020, Hicks Morley’s Stephanie Kalinowski responded to frequently asked questions of eligibility for the federal government’s CERB program.
The Spring 2020 issue of OMHRA’s ECHO newsletter features two articles authored by Hicks Morley lawyers. In the article “Court Upholds Decision Finding Firefighter’s Heart Attack Was Not Work-related,” Jessica Toldo and Amanda Cohen discuss a recent decision of the Ontario Divisional Court, where it dismissed an application for judicial review of a decision by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Tribunal (WSIAT) denying benefits under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 to the estate of a firefighter who died of a heart attack in 2010.
With numerous businesses closing or modifying operations to curb the rapid spread of COVID-19, legal departments are facing a host of new challenges. Organizations are struggling to continue serving customers and support employees, many of whom are now working remotely.
Hicks Morley’s Stephen Shamie was featured by Queen’s Law as an alumnus in an article titled “Delivering Legal Services During COVID Crisis.” In the article Stephen describes Hicks Morley’s thought leadership and ability to pivot the firm’s operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic to protect its members, clients and the community through leveraging digital applications to continue to provide consistent legal services while working remotely.