A Practical Guide to Recognizing and Addressing Discrimination in the Workplace

This session focuses on recognizing, addressing and responding to discrimination in the workplace. Discrimination in the workplace is multi-faceted (including direct, indirect, and systemic discrimination, unconscious bias, microaggressions, retaliations and reprisals, conduct by exclusion and abuse of authority). Without proper identification, discrimination cannot be appropriately addressed and combatted. This session will provide attendees with the tools necessary to identify the various types of discrimination at play in the workplace, and will provide legal and practical takeaways and best practices for responding proactively and reactively.

Reminder to Employers: Ontario Minimum Wage to Increase October 1, 2023

A reminder to employers that on October 1, 2023, the Ontario government will increase the general provincial minimum wage from $15.50 to $16.55 per hour. This minimum wage applies to most employees. Minimum wage rates will also increase on the same date for the following groups of employees: If you have any questions about your…

Workplace Investigation Training Workshop

This session focuses on investigation fundamentals. Attendees will learn the key takeaways from case law and best practices for investigating workplace incidents

Ontario Pension Plan Update: Ongoing Consultations of Interest

Ontario’s Ministry of Finance (Ministry) and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) have issued two separate consultations of interest to employers related to the design and governance of pension plans in Ontario. Consultations on “A Permanent Framework for Target Benefit Plans” The Ministry has published a second consultation paper regarding its proposed target benefit framework….

Kelly Brennan

Kelly is building a practice that includes advice and representation for employers in both the private and public sectors on a wide range of labour, employment, and human rights issues.

Rebecca Feldman

Rebecca offers advice and representation to employers in the public and private sectors on a wide range of labour and employment matters. This includes grievance arbitrations, human rights and accommodation complaints, employment litigation, labour disputes and workplace health and safety.

Samantha Sutherland

Samantha Sutherland is a labour and employment lawyer practising out of Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. She offers advice and representation to employers in the public and private sectors on a variety of labour and employment matters. Her work includes grievance arbitration, human rights and accommodation, wrongful dismissal actions, labour disputes, and workplace health and safety.

Federal Government Adds Exemptions and Modifications to Hours of Work Provisions, Repeals Penalties for Breaches

The federal government recently published regulations amending the Exemptions from and Modifications to Hours of Work Provisions Regulations and the Administrative Monetary Penalties (the Regulations). (For further information on the exemptions, please see our Federal Post from December 16, 2021, Federal Government Publishes Exemptions to New Hours of Work and Notice of Schedule Requirements under…