vCard | LinkedIn
Year of Call: Ontario, 1987 | Nunavut, 2023
Charles Hofley is a senior labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Ottawa office who maintains a fully bilingual practice. He has more than 30 years of experience advising employers on a broad range of employment and labour matters including terminations, collective agreement negotiation and administration, human rights and social service matters.
Charles is an experienced negotiator and regularly appears before boards of arbitration, administrative tribunals and all levels of court. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on current issues in labour and employment law. Charles promptly delivers practical solutions tailored to each client’s individual circumstances and he works closely with them to provide guidance on emerging issues. His dedication to his practice has resulted in Charles having retained many of his clients since the late 1980s. In this time he has developed a profound understanding of his clients and the ever-changing legislation that affects their businesses.
Employment Law Human Rights Labour Relations Litigation Occupational Health Workplace Safety & Insurance
Construction Financial Services Healthcare Manufacturing Membership Associations Municipalities & Municipal Agencies Social Services Technology
Awards & Recognition
The Best Lawyers in Canada™ (2009–2023)
Labour and Employment Law
Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2014–2023)
Employment Law (Repeatedly Recommended)
Memberships & Affiliations
The Advocates’ Society – Member
Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario – Member
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers – Member
Canadian Bar Association – Member
County of Carleton Law Association – Member
Human Resources Professionals Association, Ottawa Chapter – Member
Ontario Bar Association – Member (Labour & Employment Law)
Ottawa Construction Association – Member
Select Publications & Presentations
“An Employment and Labour Law Update” Human Resources Professionals Association, Quinte and District Chapter (October 28, 2021)
“Human Rights and the COVID-19 Pandemic” Client Presentation (March 2, 2021)
“COVID-19 Vaccine Update” Client Presentation (January 14, 2021)
“Annual Business Meeting and Legal Update” Human Resources Professionals Association, North Bay Chapter (May 14, 2020)
Dalhousie University, LL.B.
Trent University, B.A.