Allison MacIsaac is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. While her practice covers all areas of labour and employment law, Allison has particular expertise regarding labour relations in the construction industry, acting on behalf of employers in the elevator and escalator, electrical power systems and HVAC sectors.
A dedicated advocate, Allison is unwavering in her representation of clients on matters including grievance arbitrations, labour disputes, wrongful dismissals, human rights, employment standards and employment contracts. Allison provides proactive and strategic advice to her clients on a day-to-day basis and she regularly advises employers on their rights and obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Allison’s knowledge of labour relations and understanding of her clients’ unique operations enable her to work pragmatically, decisively and efficiently. She appreciates the time constraints employers face and she uses a straightforward approach to provide practical and timely solutions to even the most complex challenges.
As a busy mother of two young daughters, Allison is always on the go. In the rare moments when she finds free time, she enjoys horseback riding and going for runs with her golden retriever.
Construction Energy & Utilities Manufacturing Media & Communications Membership Associations Mining & Natural Resources Municipalities & Municipal Agencies Professional & Technical Services Retail & Wholesale Trade Social Services Technology Transportation & Warehousing
Memberships & Affiliations
Law Society of Ontario – Member
The Advocates’ Society – Member
Canadian Bar Association – Member
Ontario Bar Association – Member (Labour & Employment Law section)
Victim Services of York Region – Member of the Board
Select Publications & Presentations
“The Implications Under the OHSA for Owners and Employers from the Recent Decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Ontario (Labour) v. Sudbury (City)” and “Key Components for a Workplace COVID-19 Vaccination Policy” Ontario Municipal Health and Safety Professionals Association General Meeting (September 24, 2021)
“Recent Employment Law and Labour Law Case Update” Human Resources Professionals Association, Durham Chapter, Labour and Employment Law Conference (June 4, 2021)
“What will a return to work look like Part 2…..When the Dust Settles…..” Ontario Bar Association (May 19, 2020)
“Labour Relations 201” Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Labour Relations Seminar (January 22, 2019)
“Appellate Court Considers Scope of an Employer’s OHSA Obligations to Protect Workers” Canadian Employment Safety and Health Guide (February, 2018)
“Legal Update: Case Law, Legislative Changes & Recent Arbitrations” Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Labour Relations Seminar, Toronto (January 17–18, 2018)
“Preparing for Ontario Bill 148 – Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act 2017” Infonex Professional Development (November 21–22, 2017)
“Medical Marijuana in the Workplace” International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists, Cambridge, Ontario (November 22, 2016)
“Back to the Future: The Trilogy in light of Fraser – Can or will the Charter Protect Collective Bargaining?” University of Ottawa Symposium to Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada’s Labour Trilogy, Knopf, P. (February 7, 2013)
Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D.
McGill University, B.A. (with Distinction)