Craig S. Rix

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Partner, Toronto

craig-rix@hicksmorley.com
Direct: 416.864.7284
Main: 416.362.1011
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Year of Call: Ontario, 1995
  • Biography

Craig Rix is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. Over the course of 2018, Craig has been actively involved in helping guide firm clients through the roller coaster ride of the statutory changes brought about first by the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148) and now the very recently introduced Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 (Bill 47). His practice is dedicated to a wide range of activities including collective bargaining negotiations (including Ontario Government and Ontario Medical Association negotiations), rights arbitration advocacy and strategic human resources change management 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

Best Lawyers® in Canada (2012–2019)
Labour and Employment Law

Who’s Who Legal (2012, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Labour and Employment Law

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2014-2018)
Labour Relations (Consistently Recommended)

Chambers Canada (2019)
Employment and Labour Law (Ontario)

Memberships & Affiliations

Canadian Bar Association – Member

Ontario Bar Association – Member (Labour & Employment Law Section)

Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers – Member/Past President and Director (2007-2014)

Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority – Past Director and Chair – Human Resources and Governance Committee (2014-2018)

State Chemicals Inc. – Board of Directors

Toronto Port Authority – Past Director (2008-2014)

Ontario Chamber of Commerce – Past Director (2000-2010)

Ontario Chamber of Commerce – Past Director (2000-2010)

Select Publications & Presentations

“AMO Annual Conference” Association of Municipalities of Ontario (August 21, 2018)

Education

University of Windsor, LL.B.

McMaster University, B.A. Hons., M.A. (Public Policy/Public Administration)