Ontario Declares Third Emergency, Again Issues a Stay-at-Home Order

On April 7, 2021, the Ontario government declared its third emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act and issued its second Stay-at-Home Order under that Act, effective April 8 at 12:01 a.m. Stay-at-Home Order (Order) The Order is similar in wording to the Stay-at-Home Order issued in January 2021, with some minor modifications….

Larissa V. J. Putt

Larissa Putt is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Waterloo office. She provides advice and representation to employers in both the private and public sector on a wide range of labour and employment issues, including grievance arbitration, labour disputes, collective bargaining and human rights advocacy work. She also provides employers with practical guidance…

Michael Babe

Michael Babe is a labour and employment lawyer with Hicks Morley’s Ottawa office. He provides advice and representation to management in both the public and private sectors on a broad range of labour, employment and human rights matters. Michael has experience with wrongful dismissal claims, human rights complaints and labour disputes. Michael has appeared before…

Introduction to the Duty to Accommodate Training Workshop

Please note registration for this event has closed. Fee: $175.00 plus $22.75 (13% HST) Total $197.75 per person Overview There’s no such thing as a “textbook” for accommodation. Your employee may have a challenging physical or mental disability that impacts their ability to do the job. Each scenario is unique and types of disabilities vary….

Ontario Tables 2021 Budget

On March 24, 2021, the Ontario government tabled its 2021 Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy (Budget), and introduced supporting implementation legislation, Bill 269, Protecting the People of Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2021.   In this FTR Now, we highlight certain aspects of the Budget that are of broad interest to…

Clare Wooland

Clare Wooland is a pension, benefits and executive compensation lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. She provides strategic and practical advice to employers and administrators on the regulatory, governance, taxation and human resources aspects of retirement, group benefits and incentive compensation arrangements. Clare received her Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto. While studying at…

Workplace Investigation Training Workshop

Please note registration for this event has closed. Fee: $350.00 plus $45.50 (13% HST) Total $395.50 per person Overview This session focuses on essential investigation skills required by HR Professionals who are charged with investigating workplace incidents including: workplace harassment and violence complaints discrimination and harassment complaints under the Human Rights Code employee misconduct, such…

Innangard Virtual Conference: The World of Work: The Great Reset 2021

Overview The pandemic has transformed the world of work: will 2021 be the great reset for employers? Join us to discuss the key HR issues facing organisations this year. We have put together six international panels of distinguished speakers that include leading scientists, politicians, in-house professionals, global HR and employment law experts. They will share…

Important Updates Regarding Employment Insurance Regular Benefits, Recovery Benefits, and Upcoming CEWS Claim Periods

In the latest evolution of the federal government’s response to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, on February 19, 2021, the government announced that it would be introducing regulatory and legislative amendments to increase the number of weeks of benefits available for Employment Insurance (EI) regular benefits, as well as the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), the…