Federal Ministry of Labour Launches Task Force to Review Employment Equity Act

On July 14, 2021, the federal Minister of Labour announced that it has launched a Task Force with the purpose of “making concrete, independent and evidence-based recommendations to the Minister of Labour on how to modernize” the Employment Equity Act (Act). The Task Force is looking into issues surrounding employment equity and inclusion in federally…

Important Updates Regarding the Federal Pay Equity Act, the Canada Labour Code and CLC Regulations

In this Federal Post, we cover recent developments with respect to the federal Pay Equity Act, amendments to the Canada Labour Code (CLC) and highlight the proposed amendments to the CLC Regulations that are currently open for public consultation. Federal Pay Equity Act In Force on August 31, 2021 By: Lucy Wu The federal Pay…

HRPA Pay Equity Certificate

From April 26 – April 28, 2021, Carolyn Kay will instruct the HRPA Pay Equity Certificate program. Topics covered: Module 1: The Ontario Pay Equity Act: Introduction and Enforcement April 26:  8:30AM -12:30PM Module 2: Achievement of Pay Equity April 27:  8:30AM -12:30PM Module 3: Maintaining Pay Equity and Consequences of Non-Compliance April 28: 8:30AM…

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…

Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE) Webinar: Demystifying Proactive Pay Equity Legislation in the Federal Jurisdiction: It’s not as scary as you think

The Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE) will host the Federal Privacy Commissioner Karen Jensen as she speaks to CACE members about Federal Pay Equity and demystifies the process of proactive pay equity initiatives. The webinar will feature a 30 minutes presentation, a 15 minute Q&A and will be moderated by Hicks Morley’s Lauri…

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.

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.

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.