Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Alex Lemoine has joined the firm as a labour and employment lawyer in our Toronto office. He provides timely, strategic and practical advice to assist employers with maximizing the potential of their workplaces. He has appeared as counsel on numerous dispute resolution matters and has extensive experience in all issues related to employment relationships.

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Cemeka Douglas has joined the firm as the manager of our student programs. Based in our Toronto office, Cemeka is responsible for managing the firm’s student recruitment processes and for supporting the development, mentorship and overall experience of the firm’s summer and articling students.

Hicks Morley is happy to share that Natasha Monkman has been recognized as one of Benefits and Pensions Monitor’s Elite Women 2024. Benefits and Pensions Monitor (BPM) invited professionals across Canada to nominate their most exceptional female leaders to be recognized in this inaugural report. This

Hicks Morley has once again been recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. The firm ranked “Most Frequently Recommended” for labour relations in Toronto, “Consistently Recommended” for pensions and employee benefits in Toronto as well as labour relations in Ottawa, Kingston, Waterloo and London, and “Repeatedly Recommended” in the construction sector in Toronto.

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Katherine Ford has joined the firm as the knowledge management lead in our Toronto office. In this role, Katherine will work alongside our client services team in the continued delivery of leading-edge insights on legal developments, client updates and informative training sessions.

Canadian HR Reporter interviewed Hicks Morley’s Eleanor Vaughan for an article titled, “When small errors add up: Federal Court awards $817 million for class action benefits underpayment.” In light of the recent decision Manuge v. Canada, Eleanor notes how payment errors and other employment-related issues can open employers up to risk and how class action liability in those cases can be significant.

It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of Colin Morley on February 1, 2024, at the age of 95. Colin, along with four other partners and two associates, established Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP 52 years ago. The contributions he made as a founding partner—along with his leadership, integrity, generosity and humility—helped define the firm’s core values and create a distinct path forward for generations of future lawyers.

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Andrew Easto has joined the firm as a pension, benefits and executive compensation lawyer in our Toronto office. Andrew provides advice and guidance to employers and plan administrators navigating the regulatory, transactional and governance landscape of pension plans, group benefits and incentive compensation.