Congratulations to the 40 Hicks Morley lawyers who are recognized in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada™ in the areas of Labour and Employment Law, Employee Benefits Law, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, and Workers’ Compensation Law.

Hicks Morley congratulates 51 of our lawyers for being recognized in the 2021 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory in the areas of Employment Law, Labour Relations, Labour Relations – Construction Sector, Occupational Health & Safety, Pension & Employment Benefits, Workers’ Compensation, and Workplace Human Rights. Toronto John-Paul Alexandrowicz Labour Relations David J. Bannon Employment Law Labour…

Hicks Morley congratulates 31 of our lawyers for being recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 in the areas of Labour and Employment Law, Employee Benefits Law, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Privacy and Data Security Law and Workers’ Compensation Law.

Hicks Morley congratulates 29 of our lawyers for being recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 in the areas of Labour and Employment Law, Employee Benefits Law, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Privacy and Data Security Law and Workers’ Compensation Law.

Hicks Morley once again ranked #1 in Canada in the field of Labour and Employment Law in Best Lawyers® in Canada, 2017. Hicks Morley has more listed lawyers in the area of Labour and Employment Law than any other firm in Canada. Hicks Morley lawyers have also been listed in the Employee Benefits Law, the Privacy and Data Security Law and the Workers’ Compensation Law sections…

Top Listed in Best Lawyers

Hicks Morley once again ranked #1 in Canada in the field of Labour and Employment Law in Best Lawyers® in Canada 2016. Hicks Morley has more listed lawyers in the area of Labour and Employment Law than any other firm in Canada.

Hicks Morley congratulates each one of our lawyers who has been recognized as a leading practitioner in the 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.   Toronto David J. Bannon Labour Relations Labour Relations – Construction Sector Occupational Health & Safety Workers’ Compensation Harvey A. Beresford, Q.C. Labour Relations John E. Brooks Employment Law Labour Relations Donna…

Hicks Morley’s Michael Hines authored an article in the Summer 2015 edition of Education Today entitled, “School Closures: Some Common Questions Answered”. The article highlights six commonly asked questions about the legal challenges that schools face when making decisions about school closures, while providing clarification and best practices for each. Michael states that “Ontario courts…

Hicks Morley’s Michael Hines was quoted in a May 20, 2015 Toronto Star article entitled “New bargaining law unclear on teacher strikes, hearing told“. The article refers to a ruling on whether three Ontario high school strikes are illegal, based on a new law that does not seem to clearly ban local strikes over centrally…

Hicks Morley is delighted to once again be named “Most Frequently Recommended” in the Labour Relations (Toronto) category and “Consistently Recommended” in Labour Relations (Ottawa) category. The firm has once again been ranked “Consistently Recommended” in the Pension & Employee Benefits category and “Repeatedly Recommended” in Labour Relations – Construction Sector category. Published since 1997,…

Hicks Morley’s Michael Hines was interviewed by Ontario Morning on CBC Radio on April 12, 2013, regarding a significant decision by the Ontario Labour Relations Board in which it found the withdrawal of extracurricular activities by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario constituted an unlawful strike according to the definition set out in the Education…

Hicks Morley’s Michael Hines was mentioned in the April 11, 2013 edition of The Globe and Mail in an article entitled, “Ontario teachers’ union call to halt voluntary activities was illegal strike action: labour board.“ The article discusses a recent decision by the Ontario Labour Relations Board where it was decided that the Elementary Teachers’…

Hicks Morley’s Michael Hines was quoted in the January 29, 2013 edition of the Toronto Star. In an article entitled, “Lawyer warns of consequences on students of ‘work-to-rule’ by teachers,” Michael comments on the bulletins the Elementary Teacher’s Federation of Ontario has sent out directing teachers not to fulfill an array of duties beyond teaching….

Hicks Morley’s Michael Hines was quoted in the January 29, 2013 edition of The Globe and Mail. In an article entitled, “Teachers are using children’s activities as ‘political tool’: school board lawyers“, Michael comments on directives from the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario which have instructed teachers to stop leading sports teams or attending field…

Hicks Morley’s Michael Hines was mentioned in the February 6, 2013 edition of the Toronto Star in an article entitled, “Ontario teacher turmoil: School boards’ points to studies that show benefits of extracurriculars.” The article provides details regarding a hearing at the Ontario Labour Relations Board during which Michael asked the Board to look at…

An article by Hicks Morley’s Michael Hines was published in the September edition of International Employment Lawyer Newsletter. In the article entitled, “Canada – Freedom of Association under the Charter: Snake or Tree?“, Michael discusses recent contradictory judicial decisions concerning the “right to strike” asserted under section 2(d) of the Charter as interpreted by the…

Hicks Morley’s Michael Hines was quoted in the May 10, 2011 edition of the Hamilton Spectator newspaper. In an article entitled “No laws broken in excluding Westmount and Saltfleet from accommodation review,” Michael commented on the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board’s exclusion of Westmount and Saltfleet Secondary Schools from its current student accommodation review process. View…

An article by Hicks Morley’s John-Paul Alexandrowicz, Dolores Barbini and Michael Hines appeared in the summer issue of Education Today. The piece, entitled “The Legal Framework for the Early Learning Program” discusses that on January 11, 2010 the Ministry of Education made public its Early Learning Program – its plan to provide a full day…