Redeployment Ability of Health Service Providers (Including Hospitals) Expanded

On January 18, 2021, the Ontario government amended Ontario Regulation 74/20, Work Redeployment For Certain Health Service Providers (Regulation), made under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020. The amendments – which came into effect January 18, 2021 – are intended to help alleviate the increasing staffing and capacity issues faced by…

Southwest Central Human Resources Group: COVID and Labour Laws

On November 5, 2020, Evon Gayle presented the topic of  “COVID and Labour Laws” at the Southwest Central Human Resources Group Virtual Webinar. Agenda: Topics: Employment contracts & termination clauses Return to work during COVID Family status & accommodations Resignations & retirements ESA for hours worked during staff shortages

Lexpert® Names Kathryn Bird one of its “Rising Stars” of 2020

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Kathryn Bird has been named one of Lexpert’s 2020 Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40.

Kathryn is a partner in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office and a member of the firm’s Human Rights practice group. Repeatedly recognized as one of Ontario’s leading lawyers on human rights, Kathryn was counsel on several precedent-setting human rights law decisions, including the leading decision on family status accommodation in Ontario.

Inclusion at Work: Building Responsive Workplaces for Existing and New Challenges

On November 24, 2020, Kathryn Bird will be co-presenting at the Skills for Change event  “Inclusion at Work: Building Responsive Workplaces for Existing and New Challenge”. Join the 11th annual Diversity@Work conference where Kathryn will be discussing the topic of “Discrimination in the Workplace – What Are Individual Rights?. Moving from inclusion policies to practice is…

Introduction to the Duty to Accommodate Training Workshop

There’s no such thing as “textbook” accommodation. Whether your employee has a challenging physical or mental disability that impacts their ability to do the job, childcare problems that interfere with their performance, faith-related obligations or is in the process of transitioning, how you respond to that individual’s request – or don’t – can mean significant liability for your organization. Are you prepared?

Federal Government Proposes New Holiday: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

On September 29, 2020, the federal government tabled Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation). If passed, Bill C-5 would create a new federal holiday entitled the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, with the purpose of…

Lucy Wu

Lucy 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 sector on a wide-range of labour, employment and human rights issues. Having held a management role prior to commencing law school, Lucy is uniquely positioned to assist employers and management in navigating various labour and employment issues.

Andrew J. Movrin

Andrew provides advice to employers and management in both the private and public sectors on a wide range of labour and employment issues.

Alia Rashid

Alia Rashid, a lawyer with Hicks Morley’s Toronto office, provides advice to employers and management in both the private and public sectors on labour, employment and human rights issues. This includes wrongful dismissal actions, employment standards, labour disputes, grievance arbitrations, human rights and accommodation.

Evon J. Gayle

Evon Gayle, a lawyer with Hicks Morley’s Waterloo office, provides advice to employers and management in both the private and public sectors on human resources issues. The includes grievance arbitrations, wrongful dismissal actions, human rights and accommodation, employment standards and labour disputes.