Speaking Engagement

In a session titled, “New Year, New Law: Unveiling Bill 79 and Anticipating Bill 149 – Insights for Success,” Diane Harbin will begin by decoding Bill 79 and examining recent updates to the legislation. She will discuss crucial provisions such as the inclusion of remote workers in the establishment definition, mass termination obligations and heightened fines for occupational health and safety violations.

Speaking Engagement

As an experienced class action litigator and one of the program speakers, Elisha Jamieson-Davies will examine current issues and ongoing actions on misclassification. She will also discuss the development of class action cases regarding diversity, equity and inclusion policies and employer hiring practices.

Workshop

In this three-hour session, we will guide you through various scenarios crossing all sectors and provide an opportunity to use what you have learned to develop and hone your skills. You will leave with practical tips, checklists and resources that will enable you to better assess the potential risks associated with your workplace relationships and practices, including with third-party contractors, employees and constructors.

Speaking Engagement

Hicks Morley’s Kayley Leon will act as the program chair for the Canadian Bar Association’s session on emerging and key legal issues in sports. This unique session is part of the Ontario Bar Association’s Entertainment, Media and Communications Law program.

Workshop

Managing mental health issues in the workplace poses a considerable challenge to employers, who are often required to navigate difficult questions around employee privacy, employment preferences, and workplace rules and expectations with the duty to accommodate. Join us as we discuss the legal obligations that arise when working to accommodate employee mental health concerns and the best practices to keep in mind as they relate to accommodating mental health in the workplace.

Hicks Morley invites 1L law students to join us for a virtual Coffee Q&A with our Student Committee Chair, Dianne Jozefacki, and our Director of Professional Resources Tierney Read Grieve.

Speaking Engagement

In a session titled “Health & Safety 101,” Sean Reginio will discuss school board obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and associated implications under the Ontario Human Rights Code as well as the impact of the OHSA on special education students, teachers and other educational workers.