Beyond COVID-19: 2021 Year in Review – Cases and Legislation of Note

Employers and human resource professionals will undoubtedly remember 2021 as another year shaped by the pandemic. But … there were also legal developments in 2021 that were not related to COVID-19. In this FTR Now, we look at some of the year’s notable “non-pandemic” cases and legislative developments of interest.

Year-End Roundup

We are back with another edition of Reaching Out. With 2021 drawing to a close, we thought it appropriate to update you on some non-COVID-19-related developments.

Advantage CPD: Data Security and Ransom Attacks Webinar

Please note registration for this event is now closed. Overview Ransom attacks and other data security breaches in North America continue to pose significant threats to both private-sector and public-sector entities. It is critical for organizations to develop incident response plans to address such attacks in order to quickly and effectively minimize their impact and…

Victoria McCorkindale

Victoria is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. She provides advice and representation to employers in both the private and public sectors on a range of labour, employment and human rights issues including wrongful dismissal actions, employment standards, labour disputes and grievance arbitrations. Victoria obtained her Juris Doctor from Western University,…

Shauna Bartlett

Shauna Bartlett provides advice and representation to employers and management in both the public and private sectors on a wide range of labour, employment and human rights issues arising from the workplace. This includes wrongful dismissal actions, collective bargaining, labour disputes, grievance arbitrations, occupational health and safety, human rights and accommodation and employment standards.

Kayley C. Leon

Kayley Leon provides advice to employers in both the private and public sectors on a wide range of labour and employment issues. Kayley’s experiences and licensure in the United States have positioned her to assist U.S. employers in navigating the Canadian regulatory landscape.

Armin Sohrevardi

Armin provides advice and representation to employers in the private and public sectors regarding issues arising from employment relationships. Armin strategically recommends proactive actions to avoid litigation.

Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health Issues Separate Vaccine Instructions to Certain Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services Providers

On August 30, 2021, the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health (OCMOH) issued two sets of instructions (Instructions) to certain Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) funded agencies, regarding the implementation of a mandatory vaccine policy. One set of Instructions applies specifically to Children’s Treatment Centres and certain third parties that provide contracted…

Ontario Announces Consultation on Modernizing Privacy

On June 18, 2021, the Ontario government released a White Paper titled “Modernizing Privacy in Ontario” and announced a public consultation on the issues raised in the Paper. Headed by the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, the government is looking to revamp its legislative privacy framework and provide privacy protection beyond current provincial and…

Hicks Morley Welcomes Bonnie Roberts Jones as Counsel

Craig Rix, Managing Partner of Hicks Morley, is pleased to announce that Bonnie Roberts Jones has joined the firm as Counsel. With over 24 years of broad-based civil litigation experience, Ms. Roberts Jones brings that wealth of knowledge to our growing litigation group.