Hicks Morley congratulates 53 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 Martin J. Addario Labour Relations John-Paul Alexandrowicz Labour Relations David…

The Summer 2019 issue of OMHRA’s ECHO newsletter features two articles authored by Hicks Morley lawyers. In the article “Advanced Planning Required by Municipalities to Respond to New Changes to OMERS,” Natasha Monkman discusses how Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System participating employers will need to plan in advance to respond to the changes that will be made effective on January 1, 2021…

An FTR NowM written by Hicks Morley’s Natasha D. Monkman, Paul E. Broad, Tierney Read Grieve was mentioned in the November 26, 2018 Benefits and Pensions Monitor Daily News Alert. The alert emphasizes the implementation of variable benefits accounts described in the FTR Now titled “The Outlook is More Change: Ontario Proposes Significant Reforms to Pension and Employment-Related Statutes.“

Hicks Morley’s Natasha Monkman was quoted by the Financial Post in an article titled “More waiting could be in store for Nortel pensioners.” The article discusses how a recent decision by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) to reclaim $200 million from monies allocated to pensioners in the Nortel Networks Corp. bankruptcy, and the related litigation, could…

Meet our new partners Natasha Monkman and Lisa Kwasek. Both continue to develop their thriving practices, Natasha in pension and benefits law out of the firm’s Toronto office, and Lisa in employment and labour law from the London office. Natasha’s partnership announcement was also highlighted in the February edition of the Benefits and Pensions Monitor magazine.

An FTR Now written by Hicks Morley’s Natasha Monkman, Stephanie Kalinowski and Paul Migicovskywas was mentioned in the November 21, 2017 Benefits and Pensions Monitor Daily News Alert. The alert summarizes the FTR Now titled “Ontario’s Next Wave of Pension Reform”, which discusses the new legislation that will, if passed, change the retirement framework in Ontario – and the rules around pension plan administration, governance and funding.

An FTR Now written by Hicks Morley’s Stephanie Kalinowski and Natasha Monkman was mentioned in the October 4, 2017 Benefits and Pensions Monitor Daily News Alert. The alert summarizes the FTR Now titled “AMPing up Enforcement: Ontario’s Pension Regulator Gets New Teeth”, which discusses the new administrative money penalty regime applicable to registered Pension Plans in Ontario.

Hicks Morley’s Natasha Monkman authored an article for the Canadian Bar Association Pensions and Benefits Law Section titled “Implementing intentions: Recent pension division jurisprudence”. The article explores pension divisions upon marriage breakdown and reviews two recent cases in which the court was called upon to enforce existing court orders..

Canadian HR Reporter quoted Hicks Morley’s Natasha Monkman in a May 29, 2017 article titled “Ontario to cover prescription drugs – with no co-pays – for residents under 25”. The article reviews the latest budget announcement where Ontario will be covering prescription medicines for residents age 24 and under as of. January 1, 2018, and how this new measure could save employers 10 per cent on claim costs…

Hicks Morley’s Natasha Monkman were mentioned in the January 22, 2016 Benefits and Pensions Monitor Daily News Alerts. The alerts summarize the PBEC: Planning for Tomorrow, Today Advantage session which was presented on January 20th. View Article

Hicks Morley congratulates Natasha Monkman on receiving the CPBI Regional Volunteer of the Year Award. Natasha has served on the Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute’s Ontario Regional Council since 2011, providing outstanding support to the Ontario Region by serving on many volunteer committees and Chairing this year’s Program and Conference Committee. In doing so, she…

Benefits and Pensions Monitor featured Hicks Morley’s Natasha Monkman in their September 26, 2014 Daily News Alerts. The article features Natasha’s recent presentation at the Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute’s Atlantic regional annual conference, and summarizes her presenation as follows: “Fees, selection of default funds, and imprudent selection of investments are the leading causes of legal action in the U.S….

An article co-authored by Hicks Morley’s Natasha Monkman was published in the August 6, 2014 edition of Benefits Canada. Many employers are concerned with the volatile funding of defined benefit pension plans. On the other hand, there is concern that defined contribution pension plans will not provide adequate retirement income for employees. The article entitled, “The future of workplace…

On January 30, 2014, Benefits and Pensions Monitor commented on Hicks Morley’s recent Advantage session entitled “Times, They are a Changing in the Pension & Benefits World.” Natasha Monkman was featured in this edition for their contributing topics in our Advantage session. Terra discussed how reformation measures aim to find a medium between defined contribution and…

Hicks Morley’s Stephanie Kalinowski, Natasha Monkman and Rachel Arbour were quoted in the March 28, 2013 edition of the Financial Post. In an article entitled “Supreme Court of Canada refuses leave for appeal of Carrigan pension decision,” they comment on the Financial Services Commission of Ontario’s letter and state, “it remains to be seen whether…

An article by Hicks Morley’s Natasha Monkman was published in the December 12, 2012 edition of Small Biz Advisor. In the article entitled, “5 hot issues for 2013 you need to know about“, Natasha sets out five recent retirement and benefits trends that small businesses should be aware of in 2013.  View Article

Hicks Morley’s Natasha Monkman wrote an article entitled “A Uniquely Canadian Approach to Solvency Funding Relief” that appeared in the October issue of Benefits and Pensions Monitor and is also included on the magazine’s website. The article discusses in detail the different approaches to solvency funding relief undertaken by the federal and provincial governments in…