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Recent Legislative Initiatives of Interest to School Boards

By: Dianne E. Jozefacki, Amanda E. Lawrence-Patel, Ryan B. Plener, Joseph T. Marcus, Anna V. Karimian

Recent legislative changes in Ontario will have a significant impact on school boards. First, school boards will now be required to adopt a code of conduct that applies to trustees. Second, as of January 1, 2018, entitlement to benefits for chronic mental stress is compensable under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997. In addition…

Ontario Proposes Establishment of Pay Rate Minimums for Certain Government Contractors

By: Scott G. Thompson, David J. Bannon

On April 17, 2018, the Ontario government introduced Bill 53, the Government Contract Wages Act, 2018, legislation that would, if passed, permit minimum pay rates to be established for certain private sector construction sectors (roads; heavy engineering; sewers and water mains; and industrial, commercial and institutional), and building security or cleaning services in government owned…

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Ryan Plener Quoted in the Law Times on Worker Misclassification Class Actions

The Law Times quoted Hicks Morley’s Ryan Plener in an April 16, 2018 article titled “Class actions on worker misclassification will continue.” The article explores how worker misclassification class actions are on the rise, according to the growing band of employment lawyers handling cases for plaintiffs. Citing a recent decision in the matter of Heller v. Uber Technologies Inc. where the Ontario Superior Court Justice stayed the action in favour of arbitration under a clause in the service agreement signed by all Uber drivers…

Hicks Morley Has the Largest Number of Lawyers Recognized in Canada by Who’s Who Legal: Management Labour & Employment 2018

Hicks Morley is proud to announce that we have the largest number of lawyers recognized in Canada by the Who’s Who Legal: Management Labour & Employment 2018 annual international compendium of lawyers from across 87 countries…

Jacqueline Luksha Quoted in The Globe and Mail Article on Cannabis Concerns for Employers

The Globe and Mail quoted Hicks Morley’s Jacqueline Luksha in a March 27, 2018 article titled “Cannabis concerns at work; Employers try to get ahead of legalization by making clear policies that put safety and respect for others first.”

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