Ontario Bar Association – Annual Update on Human Rights

On May 26th, Kathryn Bird will present on the topic “Review of recent notable human rights cases and developments in the law” at the Annual Update on Human Rights, presented by the Ontario Bar Association. To learn more about this event and to register, visit the Canadian Bar Associate website.

Ontario Makes Emergency Order to Permit Redeployment of Health Professionals by LHINs and Ontario Health

On April 9, 2021, the Ontario government announced that it has made two orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). The first order relates to the redeployment of certain health care professionals and other workers to hospitals. The second order relates to the transfer of patients to alternative sites. The government states…

Advantage CPD: Racial Discrimination and the Law – An Update for Employers in the Social Services Sector

Register Fee: Complimentary Overview This webinar will provide a legal update on discrimination, in particular, racial discrimination, and systemic discrimination in the workplace. The focus will be on updating and clarifying these concepts, as well as their application by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and labour arbitrators, with a particular emphasis on Social Services…

We Welcome Four New Associates to the Firm

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that four new associates have joined the firm in our Ottawa, Toronto and Waterloo Offices. Michael Babe is joining our colleagues and continuing his labour and employment practice in Hicks Morley’s Ottawa office. Michael looks forward to serving our clients and providing support to them on a wide range…

Larissa V. J. Putt

Larissa Putt is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Waterloo office. She provides advice and representation to employers in both the private and public sector on a wide range of labour and employment issues, including grievance arbitration, labour disputes, collective bargaining and human rights advocacy work. She also provides employers with practical guidance…

Michael Babe

Michael Babe is a labour and employment lawyer with Hicks Morley’s Ottawa office. He provides advice and representation to management in both the public and private sectors on a broad range of labour, employment and human rights matters. Michael has experience with wrongful dismissal claims, human rights complaints and labour disputes. Michael has appeared before…

Introduction to the Duty to Accommodate Training Workshop

Register Fee: $175.00 plus $22.75 (13% HST) Total $197.75 per person Overview There’s no such thing as a “textbook” for accommodation. Your employee may have a challenging physical or mental disability that impacts their ability to do the job. Each scenario is unique and types of disabilities vary. How you respond to an individual’s request…

Federal Government Extends COVID-19 Leaves under Canada Labour Code

On March 31, 2021, the federal government published regulations amending the Canada Labour Standards Regulations made under the Canada Labour Code to increase the length of the existing federal COVID-19 leaves. These changes took effect on March 15, 2021.  Therefore, employees in federally regulated workplaces continue to be entitled to the following two job-protected unpaid…

Ontario Tables 2021 Budget

On March 24, 2021, the Ontario government tabled its 2021 Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy (Budget), and introduced supporting implementation legislation, Bill 269, Protecting the People of Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2021.   In this FTR Now, we highlight certain aspects of the Budget that are of broad interest to…