With numerous businesses closing or modifying operations to curb the rapid spread of COVID-19, legal departments are facing a host of new challenges. Organizations are struggling to continue serving customers and support employees, many of whom are now working remotely.
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Hicks Morley continues to monitor changes to the COVID-19 situation. Our priority has been and continues to be our firm members, our clients and the community. We are making efforts to do our part to reduce the risk and effective immediately, we will continue to have lawyers and staff onsite but most of our lawyers…
All of our offices are presently open for business. As recognized leaders in the areas of employment and labour law, Hicks Morley is well-positioned to assist you in your compliance obligations, developing contingency plans and managing the health and safety of your workforce. We have developed a dedicated webpage as a resource regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to assist employers in navigating the potential impact this pandemic may have on your workplace.
Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Rebecca Liu has joined the firm as an associate in our Toronto office. Rebecca represents private and public sector employers in grievance arbitrations, human rights complaints, wrongful dismissal claims, employment standards complaints and employment contract disputes.
Hicks Morley has once again been recognized as a leading law firm in the Chambers Canada 2020 guide for Employment & Labour (Ontario and Nationwide) and Pensions & Benefits (Nationwide). The firm receives praise for its “tremendous bench strength” being “a pre-eminent boutique in Ontario,” as well as for working on “very big pensions matters”…
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.
Canadian HR Reporter quoted Hicks Morley’s Jodi Gallagher Healy in an August 12, 2019 article titled “CLC Changes Coming into Force Sept. 1.” “It’s frustrating for employers because there’s so much change at hand, much of which has been put through in a very confusing way,” Jodi says.
Hicks Morley’s Stephen Shamie was quoted by Lexpert US/Canada Cross-Border Guide in the June 14, 2019 article titled, “Cannabis in the Workplace.” The article examines employee rights and employer obligations post cannabis legalization.
Hicks Morley’s Andrew Zabrovsky was quoted by the Law Times in the May 30, 2019 article titled, “Labour Arbitrators Leading in Opioid Addiction Law.”
LexisNexis Canada’s The Lawyer’s Daily published an article authored by Hicks Morley’s Amanda Lawrence-Patel titled, “Law Around Service Animals.” “The recent increase in media reports regarding requests by individuals to access their service animals, or “therapy pets” or “compassion pets” in the course of their employment and in accessing services has caused various organizations to consider…