Benefits Canada quoted Hicks Morley’s Kathryn Bird in a March 12, 2017 article titled “When do employers have to provide time off for religious practices?” According to the Ontario’s Human Rights Commission website, “employers have a duty to accommodate an employee’s creed to the point of undue hardship, including by providing time off for religious holidays.” …

Benefits Canada quoted Hicks Morley’s Kathryn J. Bird in a June 27, 2017 article titled “Structuring top-up benefits to avoid discrimination claims.”
The article explores how top-up benefits must be offered by employers to all staffers in the same situation, otherwise they could face a potential discrimination claims, even-though offering said benefits is completely…

Hicks Morley’s Kathryn Bird was quoted in the May 28, 2014 edition of Human Resource Management Online in an article entitled “Requesting a doctor’s note: be careful what you ask for“. The article discusses differing provincial legislation for sick leave, and Kathryn comments, “The first step for employers in terms of best practice is to…

An article by Hicks Morley’s Kathryn Bird was published in the May 2012 edition of Benefits and Pensions Monitor. In the article entitled, “Employees Must Work to be Compensated“, Kathryn comments on the decision of Arbitrator Laura Trachuk in OSSTF v. Peel District School Board where it is re-affirmed that employees on unpaid leaves from…

Hicks Morley’s Kathryn Bird was quoted in the December edition of Precedent magazine. In an article entitled “Counting out loud“, Kathryn comments on gender equality issues for lawyers in private practice. View Article

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce the hiring of six new associates who were articling students this past year at the firm: Michelle Alton received her LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Queen’s University and a Master of Science (Biology) from McGill University. Michelle was very…