Craig Rix is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. In 2017, Craig has been actively involved in helping guide firm clients through the Changing Workplaces Review and the resulting Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148). His practice is dedicated to a wide range of activities including collective bargaining negotiations, rights arbitration advocacy and strategic human resources planning in both the public and private sector.
Craig is an advocate, negotiator, relationship-builder and problem-solver. Applying a broad skill base forged through experience at the bargaining table, the boardroom table and an early career leave as a senior advisor to the provincial government, Craig has developed an ability to help his clients creatively solve a number of complex human resources problems.
Craig regularly conducts in-house training to help organizations avoid legal troubles in the first place. Using his practical knowledge of the statutory, regulatory and public policy-making process, Craig’s work also includes representing employers with a wide range of legal, public policy advocacy and governance-related issues.
Craig is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, responsible for client growth and development.
Awards & Recognition
The Best Lawyers® in Canada (2012–2018)
Labour & Employment Law
Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2014-2017)
Labour Relations (Consistently recommended)
The International Who's Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers (2017)
Labour & Employment
Who’s Who Legal: Canada (2012, 2016)
Management Labour & Employment
Memberships & Affiliations
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers – Member
Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority – Board of Directors, Chair – Human Resources and Governance Committee
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers – Past President and Director (2007-2014)
State Chemicals Inc. – Board of Directors
Canadian Bar Association – Member
Ontario Bar Association – Member (Labour & Employment Law Section)
Toronto Port Authority – Past Director (2008-2014)
Ontario Chamber of Commerce – Past Director (2000-2010)
University of Windsor, LL.B.
McMaster University, B.A. Hons., M.A. (Public Policy/Public Administration)