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Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs (OAPC) & Hicks Morley: 2021 Virtual Labour Relations Symposium

Topics of Discussion EMS Bargaining Landscape – What is Happening and Where Are We Headed EMS Bargaining Landscape Continued Case Law Update – A Quick Review of Recent Issues Unionization – Are You at Risk?  Review of recent developments and factors to consider when evaluating risk of unionization Human Rights Update – Latest trends and…

Ontario Amends Rules Relating to Staffing in Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes in Light of Surge in COVID-19 Cases

On April 23, 2021, the Ontario government filed a number of regulations with respect to long-term care and retirement homes in light of the pandemic and the ongoing strain it has placed on healthcare staffing. In this HR Healthcheck we outline the key aspects of these regulations. Work Redeployment For Local Health Integration Networks And…

New COVID-19 Restrictions on Masks/Face Coverings in the Workplace; Exceptions To Border Closure Restrictions Related to Students

On April 23, 2021, the Ontario government filed a number of regulations with respect to the Rules for Areas in Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3. The General Rules for each Zone have been amended to require that persons responsible for a business or organization shall ensure that every person who works for those…

Key Highlights of Federal Budget 2021

On April 19, 2021, the federal government tabled its 2021 Budget “A Recovery Plan For Jobs, Growth, And Resilience” (Budget). The Budget sets out a broad range of proposals stemming from the pandemic, such as an extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and an increase to the length of Employment Insurance (EI) sickness…

Ontario Makes Two Emergency Orders to Assist Hospitals in Responding to Increasing COVID-19 Cases

On April 21, 2021, the Ontario government made two emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) which will have an immediate impact on hospitals and the ongoing staffing challenges they face in dealing with COVID-19 cases. The first Order will permit staff in independent health facilities to be redeployed to hospitals….

Adverse Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccines: Employers’ WSIB Reporting Obligations and Claim Costs

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) recently clarified its position with respect to the coverage of claims for COVID-19 vaccine reactions. Specifically, the WSIB FAQ section was updated with respect to employers’ reporting obligations regarding adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines as well as the impact of costs associated with COVID-19 vaccination claims. The recent…

HRPA Pay Equity Certificate

From April 26 – April 28, 2021, Carolyn Kay will instruct the HRPA Pay Equity Certificate program. Topics covered: Module 1: The Ontario Pay Equity Act: Introduction and Enforcement April 26:  8:30AM -12:30PM Module 2: Achievement of Pay Equity April 27:  8:30AM -12:30PM Module 3: Maintaining Pay Equity and Consequences of Non-Compliance April 28: 8:30AM…

Hicks Morley Lawyers Named Leading Practitioners in the 2021 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory

Hicks Morley congratulates 52 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…