Employee absenteeism is one of the most challenging issues an employer faces. From administering an attendance management plan, to dealing with chronic absenteeism, to terminating an employee’s employment for failure to report to work, employers are often treading cautiously so as not to infringe on an employee’s privacy or human rights.
Training & Events
From accredited continuing legal education programs to special interest sessions for our clients and invited friends, Hicks Morley's conferences and events offer valuable insight into topical issues important to your business and your professional growth.
WSIB claims for mental stress conditions pose unique challenges for employers. Join us as we discuss best practices for effectively managing mental stress claims, with a view to mitigating costs and working toward successful resolution of claims in the workplace.
Arbitration WorkshopOctober 12, 2023
For human resources professionals tasked with maintaining workplace labour relations, navigating an organization’s grievance and arbitration process can present unique challenges—particularly if you aren’t yet familiar with key aspects and strategic considerations along the way.
This hands-on workshop has been designed to equip both new and more experienced members of your labour relations team with the skills necessary to prepare a case for grievance arbitration.
Workplace Investigation Training WorkshopSeptember 26, 2023
This session focuses on investigation fundamentals. Attendees will learn the key takeaways from case law and best practices for investigating workplace incidents
Managing WSIB claims has become increasingly complex. Many issues are impacting employers’ WSIB costs, including unsuccessful return-to-work efforts, complicated injuries, psychological conditions, pre-existing conditions and a lack of monitoring and progress. In this workshop, attendees will learn proactive and effective strategies to manage some of the most common and difficult issues that arise in WSIB claims, with a view to mitigating their costs and reducing their risks.
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BLSA and Hicks Morley Student Q&A SessionJuly 20, 2023
Register Fee: Complimentary Hicks Morley, a leading Canadian law firm focusing on management-side human resources law and advocacy, invites BLSA members to join us on July 20 at 5:00 p.m. to learn more about our intensive skill-building student program and advocacy work opportunities. This informal and interactive discussion with Black lawyers at the firm will…
Counselwell’s AI for Legal: An 8-Part Masterclass on the Implications & Practical Use Cases of AI for In-House CounselJune 21, 2023 - June 22, 2023
Counselwell is hosting a virtual mini-conference where a panel of lawyers and legal technologists will explore both the legal implications of AI and how in-house lawyers can practically use AI to supercharge their legal departments.
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Advantage CPD: Recent Developments and a Look AheadJune 15, 2023
Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that we will be holding a regional, in-person Advantage CPD session in London, Ontario on June 15, 2023.
As we continue to emerge from the pandemic, the economic environment has created—and continues to create—many challenges for pensions and employee benefits. The past year has seen various developments in jurisprudence and legislation responding to these challenges.
In “Sexual Misconduct at Universities: Bill 26 and Beyond,” Hicks Morley’s Amanda Lawrence-Patel—along with the University of Toronto’s Andrew Ebejer and Queen’s University’s Melissa Seal—will discuss the evolution of the law regarding sexual misconduct at universities, including recent statutory changes introduced by Bill 26, the Strengthening Post-secondary Institutions and Students Act, 2022.