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.

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…

Ontario Government Announces Consultations Related to Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Ontario’s Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD) has announced two consultations on proposed changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and Regulations related to two occupational health and safety issues: protecting workers from heat stress and heat-related illnesses and poor outdoor air quality and workplace health and safety. The MLITSD…

Arbitrator Finds Mandatory Vaccination Policy to Be Reasonable

Arbitrator Goodfellow recently released his decision in Central West Local Health Integration Network v. Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 96. The issue before Arbitrator Goodfellow was the mandatory vaccination policy of two Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) employers—the Central West Local Health Integration Network and the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (collectively the…