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Default Judgment Giving Rise to New Tort of “Public Disclosure of Embarrassing Private Facts” Set Aside

By: Daniel J. Michaluk, Frank Cesario

Early in 2016, we reported on a case in which the Ontario Superior Court articulated a new private tort: “public disclosure of embarrassing private facts.” The plaintiff in that case had been coaxed by a former boyfriend (the defendant) to send him a sexually explicit video of herself. Despite promising the plaintiff confidentiality, the defendant…

Clarifying Pension Portability in Ontario for Retired Members

By: Natasha D. Monkman

With the publication of draft regulations to support recent amendments to the Pension Benefits Act (PBA), the PBA will soon expressly permit retired members to elect portability, where the plan permits. On January 9, 2017, the Ontario government published draft amendments to the PBA Regulations that support the implementation of recent reforms to the PBA…

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Dolores Barbini Mentioned in Canadian Lawyer on Social Media Monitoring

Hicks Morley’s Dolores Barbini is quoted in the December 19, 2016 Canadian Lawyer article titled “Social Media Monitoring.” The article describes the recent arbitration case, Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 113 v. Toronto Transit Commission (Use of Social Media Grievance)

George Vuicic Quoted in OHS Canada on Seasonal Affective Disorder

Hicks Morley’s George Vuicic is quoted in the December 14, 2016 OHS Canada article titled “Dark Days.” The article describes the adverse affect seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can have on employee well-being and productivity at work…

Canadian HR Reporter Publishes an Article Authored by Joseph Cohen-Lyons and Samantha Seabrook on Cognitive Demands Analysis

Hicks Morley’s Joseph Cohen-Lyons and Samantha Seabrook authored an article in the Canadian HR Reporter titled, “The rise of cognitive demands analysis.” The article discusses the significant challenges employers face when dealing with mental health disorders…

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