Michael Hines is a senior management-side labour lawyer working in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. Michael has over 30 years of experience advising both public and private sector employers on all aspects of labour and human rights law.
In his practice, Michael has a particular focus on the school board and police sectors. Michael has acted as counsel to more than two-thirds of Ontario’s public school boards and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association on such matters as labour relations, teacher injunctions, school closures, teacher dismissals, board governance, equality rights and collective bargaining.
Michael has additional specialized experience in the steel manufacturing, forestry, municipal and news media sectors, and has been successful in a number of precedent-setting private sector human rights decisions. He is a frequent speaker on the duty of accommodation and constitutional law issues and, since 2014, has been an Adjunct Professor of Labour Law at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law.