Webinar

As the government starts lifting or relaxing certain orders and directives made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, employers are turning their mind to reopening their workplaces. In order to ensure a successful return to work in a COVID-19 world, it is crucial that employers turn their minds to the unique labour and employment considerations that will impact returning to the workplace, including employment standards requirements, health and safety obligations, human rights issues, privacy rights, the impact on pension and benefits, and potential litigation risks.

Speaking Engagement

As businesses contemplate a return to work, there are a number of questions confronting employers including employment law and Employment Standards Act requirements, health and safety obligations, and potential claims arising out of restructured workplaces. Join this expert faculty as, over the course of three weeks, they provide deep insight on how to tackle the quickly evolving legal issues facing employers today. Register now to secure your spot for this highly practical and timely program.

Webinar

A lot can change in a week. With a view to containing the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a flurry of announcements at the provincial and federal levels, including a Declared Emergency by the Ontario Government. From the mandatory closure of certain facilities, to the waiving of the waiting period for Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits for quarantined employees, closure of borders to non-essential travel, extension of the EI work-sharing program, and prohibited gatherings of over 50 people, new measures are being announced at a rapid pace.

Speaking Engagement

Every industry has been impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic, especially the not-for-profit industry. This has left many employers, employees, event/meeting planners, and delegates with questions – and we would like to help.

Webinar

As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canada continues to rise, so too are the challenges that employers are facing across the country. Join us for a one-hour webinar as our presenters answer frequently asked questions and provide information on some of the key issues affecting employers with respect to the virus.

Workshop

Your new hire is alleging that she was sexually harassed by the VP Sales Canada at an industry event – and before you can investigate, the incident goes viral. You know how to run an investigation, but how will you manage everything else about the incident? And what happens when things go off the rails?

Conference / Seminar

Change is a constant in the human resources world, particularly for Ontario’s school boards. Ongoing developments in the law, whether through new legislation, arbitrations or the courts, and the rapid evolution of best practices create a fast-paced learning environment for human resources professionals, directors of education, supervisory officers and trustees.

Webinar

Workplace violence is a growing concern in the healthcare sector, and organizations need to ensure that they act quickly and proactively to address violent incidents and protect workers from harm. In order to do so, it is important to remain on top of legislative requirements and best practices, so as to ensure compliance with your legal obligations, maintain control of the situation and minimize potential harms. In this webinar, you will be updated on the latest case law, legal requirements and best practices to equip you with the information you need to deal with incidents of workplace violence.

Speaking Engagement

Overview OHS Session: Deep in the Trenches: Practical Tips in Defending OHS Charges An action-packed panel built around one or more scenarios, this panel will provide you with: practical tips for defending OHS charges; guidance on how to establish due diligence; and best practices for documenting due diligence. Practice Corner 2.0: Tips For the Use…

The 2019 AMO Conference, Municipalities: Ontario’s Frontline, promises was a great opportunity to connect with your municipal colleagues from across Ontario. With expert keynotes, 20+ concurrent educational sessions, political leaders, over 100 industry exhibitors, and access to Provincial Ministers, the AMO Conference is a one-stop-shop for brushing up on current municipal issues and networking.

Conference / Seminar

Join us at our 2019 Healthcare Conference which will cover a wide variety of topics relevant to human resources professionals within hospitals, long-term care facilities and other healthcare providers.

Workshop

Your new hire is alleging that she was sexually harassed by the VP Sales Canada at an industry event – and before you can investigate, the incident goes viral. You know how to run an investigation, but how will you manage everything else about the incident? And what happens when things go off the rails?

Workshop

Allegations of sexual harassment can arise in any workplace, at any time – and when they do, a poorly executed response can lead to significant liability. Ensuring your organization’s incident response strategy is effective will keep you in control of the situation and minimize the potential harms that can result. Join with peers from other organizations and participate in a scenario-based tabletop exercise and group discussion that will test your incident response smarts and provide you with practical tips and strategies that you can apply in managing your next incident.

Workshop

This workshop focuses on essential investigation skills required by HR Professionals who are charged with investigating workplace incidents including: workplace harassment and violence complaints, discrimination and harassment complaints under the Human Rights Code, employee misconduct, such as suspected sick leave abuse or time theft, health and safety complaints.

Conference / Seminar

2018 Toronto Client Conference

April 5, 2018 - May 3, 2018

Join us as we discuss these latest legal developments and more as we present effective tips, strategies and best practices that can help your organization stay on the leading edge of human resources management.

Speaking Engagement

It’s crucial that you’re up to speed on the latest in harassment law, especially the newly expanded harassment provisions in the Occupational Health and Safety Act. We’ve lined up a panel of leading practitioners to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the changes—including practical implications, helpful tips, and practice insights—whether you act for employees,…

Speaking Engagement

Over the course of two days, chief fire officers, senior municipal officials and human resource professionals hear from a team of legal experts, fire chiefs from across Ontario, and renowned international speakers that give insight, up-to-date knowledge and guidance into a wide range of labour relations issues that are currently impacting the fire service. Throughout…

Conference / Seminar

With constantly evolving employer obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”), including the recent coming into force of new substantive workplace harassment legislation, it is becoming increasingly difficult for companies to keep up with their health and safety obligations.

Speaking Engagement

Topic Criminal Liability for Workplace Hazards – Nadine Zacks Welcome and Opening Remarks – Jodi Gallagher Healy (Conference Co-Chair)   Agenda  

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2016 Toronto Client Conference

April 5, 2016 - April 28, 2016

Change is a constant in the human resources world: ongoing developments in the law, whether through new legislation or the courts, and the rapid evolution of best practices create a fast-paced learning environment for human resources professionals.

Conference / Seminar

ESA: Back to Basics

September 30, 2015

Agenda With new enforcement tools available to the Ontario Ministry of Labour and the removal of the $10,000.00 cap on the amount that an Employment Standards Officer can order a company to pay, employment standards compliance is a renewed priority for many Ontario employers. In this fast-paced session, we will go back to basics and…

Conference / Seminar

Stay on the leading edge of Human Resources change Change is a constant in the human resources world – with new laws and court decisions and the evolution of best practices. Employers must take the lead in responding to these emerging challenges – and Hicks Morley is pleased to be your partner in navigating this…

Conference / Seminar

Stay on the leading edge of Human Resources change Change is a constant in the human resources world – with new laws and court decisions and the evolution of best practices. Employers must take the lead in responding to these emerging challenges – and Hicks Morley is pleased to be your partner in navigating this…

Conference / Seminar

This workshop focuses on essential investigation skills required by HR Professionals who are charged with investigating workplace incidents. Attendance at this session will include a detailed manual entitled, “Hicks Morley’s Guide to Conducting Investigations into Workplace Complaints”. Fee $750.00 plus $97.50 HST (13%), totalling $847.50 per person. Agenda 8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30…

Conference / Seminar

This workshop focuses on essential investigation skills required by HR Professionals who are charged with investigating workplace incidents. Attendance at this session will include a detailed manual entitled, “Hicks Morley’s Guide to Conducting Investigations into Workplace Complaints”. ­ Fee $750.00 plus $97.50 HST (13%), totalling $847.50 per person. Agenda 8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30…

Conference / Seminar

The purpose of this session is to provide in-house counsel with an understanding of the duties and responsibilities of senior management under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and the Criminal Code, as well as an understanding of how to respond after accidents. The internal responsibility system will be reviewed with particular focus on…

Conference / Seminar

  Agenda Have you fulfilled your Bill 168 obligations?  Have your policies proven to be effective?  How can they be improved?  How are they interacting with other policies and your business/operations? How do you deal with situations of domestic violence that impact upon your workplace?  How do you deal with an employee misusing the policy/program…

Conference / Seminar

MATERIALS   One of the most difficult issues faced by employers regarding the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) is dealing with widespread non-compliance. While it’s often easy to fix the problem on a go-forward basis, how do you address the past? In this session, we will: Provide a brief update on recent ESA amendments Review…