Durham Chapter: Annual Law Update with Hicks Morley and Associates


Date and Time

Starts:06/02/2022 9:00 AM

Ends:06/02/2022 3:30 PM

Registration Closes:06/01/2022 8:00 AM

Event Type: Webinar

5 Hours Hour(s)

Price:

HRPA Members: Free or Optional $5 Donation | Non-Members: $30+ tax

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HRPA's Durham Chapter is pleased to be hosting our annual Law update. For a third time, we are excited to be bringing you this event virtually. Please join us for this full day event, where Partners and Associates from Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP will present topics and updates in labour and employment law, including new legislation, case updates and a Q&A panel so they can address your questions directly.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain updated case law knowledge
  • Understand new legislation related to Covid and right to disconnect law
  • Understand the steps to unionizations and tips to remain union free

Agenda

 9:00   AM Topic 1: Recent Employment Law and Labour Law Case Update
10:15   AM Morning Break
10:30  AM Topic 2: COVID Case Update and the Business Practicalities of Lifting Vaccine Mandates
11:30   AM Topic 3: Returning to the Workplace – What Are the Legal Implications and Other Issues to Consider?
12:15   PM Lunch
1:15     PM Hot Topics in Labour & Employment Law
2:15    PM Afternoon Break
2:30    PM  Q&A Panel
3:30    PM Closing Remarks

Registration Closes: June 1, 2022] at 8:00 AM

Registration Difficulties or Questions? Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator, Rebecca Lauzon at rlauzon@hrpa.ca

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Speaker bio(s)
Evon Gayle

Evon Gayle is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Waterloo office. He advises employers and management on a wide variety of issues involving labour, employment law and employment equity, human rights and accommodation, occupational health and safety, and anti-racism policy development and implementation. Evon performs an assortment of work for clients such as drafting HRTO pleadings (including responses and request for an order during proceedings), reviewing and revising employment letters, drafting termination letters for employees and independent contractors and providing strategic advice respecting same, drafting non-disclosure agreements, assuming carriage of grievances, and providing guidance to senior administrative team members.


Jordynne Hislop

Jordynne Hislop is a labour and employment lawyer at Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. She provides advice and representation to employers and management in both the private and public sectors on a wide range of labour, employment and human rights issues. This includes grievance arbitrations, collective bargaining, wrongful dismissal actions, human rights and accommodation and employment standards complaints. Jordynne received her Juris Doctor from the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University. During law school, she was active in student life. Jordynne acted as the first-year representative and president of the Law Students’ Association, worked at the Lakehead Legal Clinic and represented her class at convocation as valedictorian. Jordynne was an active volunteer with the Ontario Justice Education Network and the Lakehead Law Journal, serving as managing editor in her final year of study. Prior to law school, Jordynne received a Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies with a specialization in human resource management at Western University. Jordynne summered and articled with the firm before returning as an associate in 2021.


Stephanie Jeronimo

Stephanie Jeronimo is a labour and employment lawyer at Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. Stephanie advises and represents both public and private sector employers on a wide range of labour and employment matters, including labour relations and collective bargaining, human rights matters, wrongful dismissal litigation, employment standards, and pay equity issues. Stephanie regularly works with municipal and hospital employers, and has developed a particular expertise in the healthcare, paramedic and fire sectors. Stephanie provides strategic advice and representation with respect to collective bargaining and human rights issues to a range of broader public sector employers, including hospitals. In addition, Stephanie regularly represents employers, including hospitals and municipalities, in both interest arbitrations and rights arbitrations. She also negotiates reasonable settlements of wrongful dismissals on behalf of hospitals, social service agencies, community legal clinics, municipalities and private companies.


Fatimah Khan

Fatimah Khan is a labour and employment lawyer at Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. She provides advice and representation to employers and management in both the private and public sectors on a wide range of labour, employment and human rights issues. This includes grievance arbitrations, wrongful dismissal actions, human rights and accommodation and employment standards complaints. Fatimah received her Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School. During law school, she was an executive member of Osgoode’s Labour and Employment Law Society, the South Asian Law Students Association and the Osgoode Women’s Network. Fatimah was an elected representative on Student Caucus in which she reviewed policies and proposals for new academic programs and advocated on behalf of students in the Clinical Education and Equality sub-committees.


Kayley Leon

Kayley is a lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. Her practice involves providing strategic advice and representation to employers in both the private and public sectors on a wide range of labour and employment issues. Kayley’s experiences and licensure in the United States have positioned her to assist U.S. employers in navigating the Canadian regulatory landscape. Kayley received her Canadian J.D. from the University of Windsor, and her American J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy, School of Law. During law school Kayley was selected as an editor of law journals at both institutions. Her research mainly focused on emerging artificial intelligence and future effects on legal landscapes in the United States. Kayley worked at the University of Windsor as a research assistant focusing on international commercial arbitration and international trade rules surrounding the carriage of goods cross-border. Kayley is licensed to practise law in Ontario, as well as in the State of California.


Jacqueline  Luksha

Jacqueline Luksha, a lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office, provides practical and strategic advice on a wide range of labour and employment issues. She also represents clients in human rights complaints, grievance arbitrations, wrongful dismissal claims, labour injunctions, employment standards complaints and employment contract disputes. Jacqueline has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (including Small Claims and the Divisional Court), the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, administrative tribunals (including the Ontario Labour Relations Board, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Pay Equity Hearing Tribunal) and labour arbitration boards. She also reviews and revises clients’ internal policies, handbooks, and workplace contracts in a strategic capacity.


Mark Mason

Mark Mason is a labour and employment lawyer at the Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. His practice includes arbitration advocacy, employment litigation, human rights proceedings and the entire spectrum of collective bargaining, including interest arbitrations and strike management. Mark advises a variety of public and private sector employers and brings a practical and solution-focused approach to the legal services he provides. Mark is recognized as one of Ontario’s leading counsel in the emergency services sector through his work with municipalities in managing their relationships with both firefighters and paramedics. He works extensively in this area and keeps his clients current on existing and emerging sector trends. Mark also chairs the firm’s Municipal industry practice group. A portion of Mark’s practice also involves day-to-day human resources and workplace consulting. He works closely with various employer groups, speaks extensively at conferences and seminars and conducts client training workshops, all on a wide variety of issues facing management in both labour and employment law. He provides employers with the knowledge and tools they need to anticipate and manage their workplace issues.


Alia Rashid

Alia Rashid is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. She provides advice and representation to employers and management in both the private and public sector on a wide-range of labour, employment and human rights issues, including grievance arbitrations, collective bargaining, labour disputes, occupational health and safety, human rights and accommodation and employment standards. Alia received her Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa. Before attending law school, Alia received a Bachelor of Science degree (Honours, Dean’s List) from the University of Waterloo. Alia summered and articled with the firm before returning as an associate in 2020.


Danika Winkel

Danika Winkel is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. She provides advice and representation to employers and management in both the private and public sectors on a wide range of labour, employment and human rights issues including grievance arbitrations, collective bargaining, labour disputes, occupational health and safety, human rights and accommodation and employment standards. Danika received her Juris Doctor from Queen’s University, graduating on the Dean’s List. During her time at Queen’s, she travelled to England to complete an International Public Law certification and was selected as a panelist at the Queen’s Feminist Legal Studies Conference. Danika also worked at the Queen’s Legal Aid Clinic, representing clients in employment and other contract disputes. Prior to law school, Danika received a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours with Distinction) from Queen’s. Outside of the office, Danika is a competitive distance runner and member of a local run club, competing in both road and trail races.