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Uber Driver Class Action Stayed Due to Arbitration Clause

By: Ryan B. Plener

A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court provides an important update and clarification on the applicability of arbitration clauses in a case where employment status is challenged. In Heller v. Uber Technologies Inc., the Court stayed a class action filed by a plaintiff on behalf of his fellow class members, Uber Drivers, against Uber…

Human Rights Tribunal Dismisses Special Education Human Rights Application, No Prima Facie Case of Discrimination Found

By: Kathryn J. Bird, Amy L. Sherrard

In a recent decision, U.M. v. York Region District School Board, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (Tribunal) dismissed an application brought against the Respondent school board which alleged that it had discriminated against two students (U.M and M.M.) in the delivery of educational services. This decision confirms that in special education situations, a school board is obliged to act in the interests of the students with respect to educational decisions; while it should communicate with parents, those educational decisions are not generally subject to parental control. Learn more in this School Board Update.

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Hicks Morley Advises on One of Lexpert’s Top 10 Deals of 2017

The restructuring of Stelco Inc. has been listed as one of Lexpert Magazine’s Top 10 Deals of 2017 and Hicks Morley, who acted for Stelco Inc. during the restructuring process as Labour and Pension and Benefits counsel, is recognized for the firm’s contributions.

Paul Migicovsky Mentioned in Benefits and Pensions Monitor on the Need to Prepare for Administrative Monetary Penalties

Hicks Morley’s Paul Migicovsky presented at the firm’s Advantage CPD seminar, “Pension and Benefits 2018: Thriving in the Face of Change” that took place on January 31, 2018.  Paul’s presentation on Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) was featured in the Benefits and Pensions Monitor on February 1, 2018. “The goals of AMPs are to promote compliance…

Dan Michaluk Quoted in CBC News on Kids’ Right to Remove Social Media Posts About Them

CBC News quoted Hicks Morley’s Dan Michaluk in a January 31, 2018 article titled “Today’s kids will need right to remove online posts about them.’” The article explains how kids and teenagers who were born into a Social Media era where their entire lives have been documented online by others, will have the right to have personal information de-indexed from search engine results if it is inaccurate, incomplete or out-of-date.

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