This year, 2017, marks an important milestone in the history of our firm. In 1972, Bob Hicks, Colin Morley, Fred Hamilton, Bruce Stewart, Tom Storie, Chris Riggs, Harvey Beresford and John Murray were the founding members of our firm and started their practice as Hicks, Morley, Hamilton, Stewart, Storie…
Hicks Morley publishes a number of materials, both electronic and print, on issue-specific and sector-specific topics of interest to our clients. Our insights section has links to all of our various publications, updates and blogs, both current and historical, to keep you informed of developments in the law that impact human resources.
FTR Quarterly – Issue 4, Volume 1· 14 min read
This issue features articles on; Human Resources Trends and Issues to Watch in 2017, the Top 10 Developments in Human Resources Law in 2016 and the Featured Lawyer is Amy R. Tibble…
FTR Quarterly – 2016, Issue 3· 15 min read
This issue features; Bill 132 Workplace Sexual Harassment Legislation – What’s Next? and WSIB Rate Group Reform: Five Ways it Will Impact Your Business. The featured lawyer is Nadine S. Zacks and the featured group is Occupational Health…
FTR Quarterly – 2016, Issue 2· 4 min read
In this issue: “Bad Customer Service” – or Breach of Human Rights Legislation?” and “Lifecycle of a Rental Tenancy: Human Rights Code Considerations and Best Practices for Compliance”
Landlords and rental housing providers must contend with some complex obligations and challenges under the Ontario Human Rights Code. These apply throughout the rental process – from advertising a vacancy, to choosing a tenant, to terminating a tenancy. Adherence to some best practices and guidelines can help ensure compliance at every stage.
Service-based organizations – such as restaurants – have obligations to their customers under human rights legislation. But how far do these obligations go? Two recent cases help to define the line.
FTR Quarterly – 2016, Issue 1· 4 min read
In this issue: “Conducting a Benefits Plan Governance Health Check” and “Preparing for the ORPP”
Conducting a Benefits Plan Governance Health Check· 5 min read
Pension plan governance has long had headline-grabbing status – and most plan sponsors regularly review their governance framework to identify and address any governance gaps. At the same time, employers who sponsor group benefits plans too rarely build regular reviews of their benefits plans into their larger governance responsibilities. They should – because the stakes…
Preparing for the ORPP· 6 min read
Editor’s Note: Bill 186 passed Third Reading on June 2, 2016, as amended by the Standing Committee on Social Policy. Please read about the amendments in our blog post, ORPP Act Passes Third Reading as Amended by Committee. The Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) was first announced in the 2014 Ontario Budget as a major…
2015 Fall Edition· 1 min read
FOCUS ON WSIB Workplace safety and insurance – hidden profile, high stakes LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS Bill 168 – Occupational health and safety five years later Developing an attendance management plan: what you need to know PROFILE David J. Bannon Download PDF