Jeffrey Goodman, Dianne Jozefacki and Stephanie McLoughlin Author a Chapter on Employment Contracts and the State of the Law on Termination Clauses in the Annual Review of Civil Litigation 2020

Jeffrey Goodman, Dianne Jozefacki, and Stephanie McLoughlin recently contributed a chapter titled, “Employment Contracts and the State of the Law on Termination Clauses” to the Annual Review of Civil Litigation 2020  by the Honourable Mr. Justice Todd L. Archibald and the late Honourable Mr. Justice Randall Scott Echlin

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.

Key Changes to Ontario’s Class Proceedings Regime Now in Effect

For the first time in nearly three decades, significant changes have been made to Ontario’s class proceedings regime. The amendments to the Class Proceedings Act, 1992 (Act)came into effect on October 1, 2020 and are significant in terms of their substance and scope, modifying many key provisions of the existing Act and adding nearly a dozen more.

Supreme Court of Canada Considers Ontario’s “Anti-SLAPP” Legislation

The Supreme Court of Canada recently released companion decisions interpreting Ontario’s “anti-SLAPP” legislation. The decisions, Bent et al. v. Platnick, et al. and 1704604 Ontario Ltd. v. Pointes Protection Association, et al. were the first to consider the new statutory regime under s. 137.1 of the Courts of Justice Act.  The anti-SLAPP (“strategic litigation against…

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.

Michael A. Jaworski

Michael provides advice to employers and management in both the private and public section on a wide range of labour and employment issues. Having assisted a variety of employers with responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Michael has developed expertise in navigating complex public health directives and integrating those directives into clients’ occupational health and safety policies.

Cassandra E. Jarvis

Cassandra provides advice to employers and management in both the private and public sectors on a wide range of labour and employment issues. Cassandra has assisted clients operating in various Canadian provinces in a wide range of issues in litigation, labour, human rights and workplace safety and insurance, and is well-positioned to assist employers working across provincial boundaries to navigate disputes and ensure regulatory compliance.