Hicks Morley Welcomes Associate Mornelle Lee

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Mornelle Lee has joined the firm as an associate in our Toronto office. Mornelle will advise and represent both public- and private-sector employers on a wide range of employment issues including wrongful dismissal claims, employment standards, workplace safety and insurance, employment contracts, human rights and accommodation, harassment complaints, class actions and related court litigation.

British Columbia Supreme Court Finds CERB Amounts Should Be Deducted from Wrongful Dismissal Damages

On May 28, 2021, the British Columbia Supreme Court (Court) released its decision in Hogan v. 1187938 B.C. Ltd., finding that the plaintiff had been constructively dismissed after being temporarily laid off at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic by the defendant, which operated a car dealership (Dealership). The plaintiff was laid off on March…

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. 

Bonnie Roberts Jones

Bonnie Roberts Jones is counsel to Hicks Morley in its Toronto office. Having practised for 23 years, she provides advice on a wide range of civil and commercial matters including executive termination advocacy, shareholder disputes, directors’ liability, defamation and contractual disputes. Bonnie has significant class action experience, having acted on a number of these unique…

Mornelle Lee

Mornelle advises and represents both public- and private-sector employers on a wide range of employment issues including wrongful dismissal claims, employment standards, workplace safety and insurance, employment contracts, human rights and accommodation, harassment complaints, class actions and related court litigation.

Ontario Court of Appeal Holds “Owner” of a Construction Project Can Be Considered an “Employer” Under OHSA

A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal has significant implications under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) for owners and employers responsible for construction projects. In Ontario (Labour) v. Sudbury (City), the Court of Appeal held that an “owner” of a construction project can also be considered an “employer” with obligations to…

The Advocates’ Society: A Day in the Life

On May 5, 2021, Kathryn Bird will chair and provide mentorship at “A Day in the Life” virtual event hosted by The Advocates’ Society. For more information about the event, visit The Advocates’ Society’s website.      

Ontario Tables Omnibus Legislation with Proposed Amendments to Employment Standards Act, 2000 and Class Proceedings Act, 1992

On April 15, 2021, the Ontario government tabled Bill 276, Supporting Recovery and Competitiveness Act, 2021, omnibus legislation which would, if passed, amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and the Class Proceedings Act, 1992, as well as a number of other statutes. Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) Bill 276 would amend the payment of wages…

Reaching Out – Fifteenth Edition

Dear Friends, We are back with another edition of Reaching Out. With 2020 behind us and some light at the end of the COVID-19 pandemic tunnel, we thought it appropriate to reconnect with our Social Services clients with a Spring edition of Reaching Out. We chose not to publish Reaching Out last year as we…

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…