We are pleased to announce that Craig Rix has been appointed Managing Partner effective January 1, 2021. He follows Stephen Shamie who held the role for 18 years and who announced that he was stepping down earlier this Summer.
Hicks Morley has once again been recognized as a leading law firm in the Chambers Canada 2021 guide for Employment & Labour (Ontario and Nationwide) and Pensions & Benefits (Nationwide). The firm receives praise for being a “high-quality law firm” whose lawyers provide “very detailed, very thoughtful strategic advice on labour and employment law.”
Julia provides advice to employers and management in both the private and public section on a wide range of labour and employment issues.
Hicks Morley congratulates 31 of our lawyers for being recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada 2021 in the areas of Labour and Employment Law, Employee Benefits Law, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, and Workers’ Compensation Law.
Bill C-20, An Act respecting further COVID-19 measures, which passed on July 27, 2020, has enacted new legislation that permits the temporary suspension or extension of time limits or other periods specified in federal legislation or in court proceedings governed by federal legislation that are difficult or impossible to meet in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On July 21, 2020, Bill 195, Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 received Royal Assent. The Ontario government has announced that the new Act will be proclaimed in force on July 24, 2020. As set out in greater detail in our FTR Now of July 15, 2020, this means that the COVID-19 declared emergency will come to an end on July 24, 2020.
On Thursday, July 16, the Ontario government published a regulation that amends the existing Stage 2 Closure Order (Order) made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). The amendments took effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 17, 2020, and are therefore already in force.
Further to our FTR Now of July 15, 2020 in which we outlined the changes proposed by Bill 195, Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2000, it has come to our attention that by motion in the Legislature on July 13, 2020, the Ontario government extended the declared emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) to July 24, 2020.
Premier Ford recently signaled that he is hopeful another extension of the declared emergency made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) will not be needed. Presumably to this end, on July 7, 2020, the government introduced Bill 195, Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2000 (Bill 195) which, if passed, will enable it to continue Orders made under sections 7.0.2 or 7.1 of the EMCPA even after the declared emergency comes to an end.
In this Federal Post, we discuss incoming changes to the Canada Labour Code regarding internships in federal workplaces. We also discuss a public consultation initiated by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on its new proposed Rules of Procedure.