Nicole Nowoselski

Nicole is building a practice that includes advice and representation for employers in both the private and public sectors on a wide range of labour and employment issues including grievance arbitrations, labour disputes, wrongful dismissals, and workplace health and safety.

BLSA and Hicks Morley Student Q&A Session

Please note registration for this event is now closed. Fee: Complimentary Hicks Morley, a leading Canadian law firm focusing on management-side human resources law and advocacy, invites BLSA members to join us on July 20 at 5:00 p.m. to learn more about our intensive skill-building student program and advocacy work opportunities. This informal and interactive…

Canadian Association of University Solicitors (CAUS): 2023 Conference and Annual General Meeting

In “Sexual Misconduct at Universities: Bill 26 and Beyond,” Hicks Morley’s Amanda Lawrence-Patel—along with the University of Toronto’s Andrew Ebejer and Queen’s University’s Melissa Seal—will discuss the evolution of the law regarding sexual misconduct at universities, including recent statutory changes introduced by Bill 26, the Strengthening Post-secondary Institutions and Students Act, 2022.

Reminder: Colleges and Universities to Have Sexual Misconduct Policies in Place by July 1, 2023

We would like to remind our college and university clients that the Ontario government recently passed Bill 26, Strengthening Post-secondary Institutions and Students Act, 2022. Among other things, Bill 26 amends the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act and the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 to require post-secondary institutions to address faculty and staff…

Agatha Suszek

Agatha Suszek is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. She represents and advises employers on a variety of matters related to employment law and human rights. She regularly advises her clients on a number of workplace-related issues including privacy, discrimination, accommodation and discipline. Agatha serves a variety of clients including private companies and public institutions.

Stephanie J. Savoni

Stephanie Savoni is counsel to Hicks Morley in its Toronto office, and has been working in the field of workplace safety and insurance law for over 21 years. Her practice has been dedicated exclusively to representing employers in workplace safety and insurance law matters for the past 18 years.

Beyond COVID-19: 2022 Year in Review – Cases and Legislation of Note

Employers and human resource professionals will undoubtedly remember 2022 as another year shaped by the pandemic.

But…there were also legal developments in 2022 that were not related to COVID-19. In this FTR Now, we look at some of the past year’s notable “non-pandemic” cases and legislative developments.

Bill 26 Passes as Amended, Mandates Post-secondary Institutions to Address Faculty and Staff Sexual Misconduct Towards Students

On December 8, 2022, Bill 26, Strengthening Post-secondary Institutions and Students Act, 2022, as amended, received Royal Assent. We reported on the Bill in our FTR Now of October 28, 2022, Ontario Tables Bill 26 Mandating Post-secondary Institutions to Address Faculty and Staff Sexual Abuse Towards Students in a More Prescriptive Manner. In this FTR…