In the article “Employers with Drivers Operating in the U.S. Take Note: New U.S. Drug and Alcohol Testing Rule in Force January 6, 2020,” Daniel and Alexandra review the requirements under the new Drug and Alcohol Clearinhouse program in effect as of January 6, 2020, which impacts Canadian employers who have commercial drivers operating in the United States.

The December 2019 issue of the International Employment Law Update from Taylor Vinters, an international law firm, features an article by Hicks Morley’s Paul Schwartzman, titled “Canada: Changes to Ontario’s Simplified Procedure and Small Claims Court Rules.” The monetary limits for claims proceeding in Ontario’s Small Claims Court have increased (effective on January 1, 2020), in order…

The Winter 2020 issue of OMHRA’s ECHO newsletter features two articles authored by Hicks Morley lawyers. In the article “The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario Highlights the Requirement for Co-operation in the Accommodation Process,” Amanda Cohen and Jessica Toldo discuss a recent decision of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal that provides support for the proposition that there may be recourse to termination where an employee refuses to co-operate in providing medical documentation…

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Stephen Shamie and John Brooks have been recognized among the country’s “Leading Practitioners” in the area of Labour Relations, and Jeffrey Goodman in the area of Employment Law, in The 2020 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. This guide profiles the “Most Frequently Recommended” lawyers across Canada through an annual peer survey.

Benefits Canada quoted Hicks Morley’s Sukhvinder Dulay in a December 6, 2019 article titled “B.C. Tribunal Finds Reduced Benefits for Older Workers Not Age Discrimination.” The article discusses a recent decision by the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal which dismissed a complaint from a Molson Coors Beverage Co. retiree who alleged the company’s employee benefits plan was discriminatory on the basis of age.

Clients have recognized Hicks Morley for its unparalleled client service, as published in the BTI Client Service A-Team 2020: Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance. In the report, Hicks Morley was named a Standout in Investing in Client Relationships and Client-facing Communication.