Hicks Morley Lawyers Featured in the Canadian Employment Law Today on Pregnancy Accommodation for Firefighter

Hicks Morley’s Mark Mason, Jessica Toldo and Amanda Cohen authored an article in the Canadian Employment Law Today titled “Pregnant Firefighters Can Be Accommodated Outside of 24-hour Shifts: Arbitrator.” The article discusses a recent Ontario arbitral that provided clarification on municipalities’ obligations when accommodating pregnant firefighters on 24 hour shifts. The arbitrator dismissed the Association’s…

2016 Emergency Services Labour Forum

Topics Supporting Ontario’s First Responders Act (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder), 2016 Explained Let’s Get It Together – Let’s Coordinate! 5 Bargaining Approaches & Proposals Being Coordinated in Ontario

Ontario Passes Legislation Creating a Statutory Presumption of Work-Relatedness for First Responders Diagnosed with PTSD

On April 5, 2016, the Ontario government passed Bill 163, Supporting Ontario’s First Responders Act (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) 2016, amending the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 (“WSIA”) and the Ministry of Labour Act. The Bill will come into force upon Royal Assent.

Ontario Passes PTSD Bill

On April 5, 2016, Bill 163, Supporting Ontario’s First Responders Act (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder), 2016, passed Third Reading as amended by the Standing Committee on Social Policy. As previously reported, Bill 163 amends the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 to create a rebuttable statutory presumption in favour of granting workers’ compensation benefits to certain…

2016 Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) Labour Relations Seminar

The labour relations seminar is an annual event held in partnership with Hicks Morley.  Over the course of two days, chief fire officers, senior municipal officials and human resource professionals gather to hear from a team of legal experts from Hicks Morley, fire chiefs from across Ontario and renowned international speakers that give insight, up-to-date knowledge and guidance into…

PTSD Bill Passes Second Reading

On March 3, 2016, Bill 163, Supporting Ontario’s First Responders Act (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder), 2016, passed second reading and was referred to the Standing Committee on Social Policy. As previously reported, if passed, Bill 163 will, among other things, amend the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 to create a rebuttable statutory presumption in favour of granting workers’ compensation…

Ontario Introduces Legislation Creating Statutory Presumption of Work-Relatedness for First Responders Diagnosed with PTSD

On February 18, 2016, the Ontario government introduced Bill 163, Supporting Ontario’s First Responders Act (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) 2016, amending the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 (“WSIA”) and the Ministry of Labour Act.

Ontario Introduces PTSD Legislation

On February 18, 2016, the Ontario government introduced Bill 163, Supporting Ontario’s First Responders Act (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder), 2016. If passed, Bill 163 will, among other things, amend the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 to create a rebuttable statutory presumption in favour of granting workers’ compensation benefits to certain workers diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. If passed, Bill…

Ontario Tables PTSD Legislation

On February 18, 2016, the Ontario government tabled Bill 163, Supporting Ontario’s First Responders Act (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder), 2016, amending the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 and the Ministry of Labour Act. If passed, Bill 163 would create a statutory presumption in favour of granting workers’ compensation benefits to first responders diagnosed with post-traumatic…