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Hicks Morley’s Ryan Plener authored an article in the Employment and Labour Law Reporter titled “Appellate Court Allows Appeal of Stay in Uber Driver Class Action.” The article discusses how the Ontario Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal of a lower court decision which had stayed a class action filed by the plaintiff, against Uber and its affiliates concerning the misclassification of workers.

Hicks Morley’s Will McLennan authored an article in Employment and Labour Law Reporter titled “”ESA-Only” Termination Clause Complied with ESA but Failed to Rebut Presumption of Common Law Notice.” The article argues how the Divisional Court recently upheld a decision of the Superior Court of Justice which held that a termination clause in an employment contract which complied with the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) failed to clearly rebut the presumption of entitlement to common law notice.

Hicks Morley’s Thomas Agnew authored an article in Benefits Canada titled “Employer Obligations Around Medical Pot, Benefits Plans.” In a case from February 2017, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal confirmed that an administrator of a benefits plan can choose what specific drugs and medications will be covered by a plan. In particular, it held that the exclusion of medical cannabis…

Benefits Canada quoted Hicks Morley’s Stephen Gleave and Stephanie Kalinowski  in an October 12, 2018 article titled “Legal Cases Highlight Issues Around LTD Coverage.” In particular, the article discusses the decision of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in Talos v. Grand Erie District School Board, which raises issues about the provision of benefits to employees aged 65 and older.

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Stephanie Ramsay has joined the firm as an associate in our Toronto office. Stephanie advises public and private sector employers on a range of labour and employment issues, with a focus on human rights and accommodation, workplace harassment, wrongful dismissal defence litigation, employment standards, employment contracts and workplace policies.

Hicks Morley has been recognized in Chambers Canada 2019 Guide for Employment & Labour – Nationwide and Ontario, and Pensions & Benefits – Nationwide. The firm receives praise from clients for giving “sound advice and explaining things in a business-friendly way,” as well as for its “very strong bench” as well as its “technical expertise and promptness.”

Congratulations to our lawyers who have been recognized as notable practitioners in Chambers Canada 2019.

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce the hiring of nine new associates. Working out of the firm’s Toronto office are Amanda Cohen, Ashlee Common, Matin Fazelpour, Diana Holloway, Sarah Iaconis, Will McLennan, Kate Shao, and Evan Taylor. Practising out of the Waterloo office is Nicholas Smith.