Amanda Cohen is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. She provides advice and representation to employers and management in both the private and public sector on a wide-range of labour, employment and human rights issues, including grievance arbitrations, collective bargaining, labour disputes, occupational health and safety, human rights and accommodation and employment standards.
Amanda received her Juris Doctor from Queen’s University. While studying at Queen’s, she competed in a number of provincial moots including the National Labour Arbitration Competition. She also worked at the Queen’s Legal Aid Clinic, assisting clients in managing employment and other contract disputes. Before attending law school, Amanda received a Bachelor of Science degree (Honours with Distinction) from the University of Guelph. Amanda summered and articled with the firm before returning as an associate in 2018.
Arts & Sports Construction Education Energy & Utilities Financial Services Government Ministries & Agencies (Federal and Provincial) Healthcare Hospitality & Gaming Long-Term Care and Home Care Manufacturing Media & Communications Membership Associations Mining & Natural Resources Municipalities & Municipal Agencies Non-profit Organizations Professional & Technical Services Retail & Wholesale Trade Social Services Transportation & Warehousing
Memberships & Affiliations
Ontario Bar Association – Member (Labour & Employment Section)
Canadian Bar Association – Member
Select Publications & Presentations
“What will a return to work look like Part 2…..When the Dust Settles…..” Ontario Bar Association (May 19, 2020)
“Returning to Work – Employer Considerations and Workforce Management Strategies” Ontario Bar Association (May 5, 2020)
“Attendance Management” Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) Labour Relations Seminar (January 30, 2020)
“Legal Update: Top 10 Legal Challenges of the Year” Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) Labour Relations Seminar (January 29, 2020)
“Medical Cannabis: WSIB and Benefits Considerations” and “End of Bill 148 Era – What’s Changed?” OMHRA Echo Newsletter (Spring 2019)
“Labour Relations 101” Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) Labour Relations Seminar (January 22, 2019)
“Human Resources Law: The Year in Review” AdvantAge Ontario (January 16, 2019)
“Human Resources Law: The Year in Review” AdvantAge Ontario (January 26, 2018)
Queen’s University – J.D.
University of Guelph – B.Sc. (Hons.)