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…

The March 29, 2018 issue of Labour Notes® newsletter features an article authored by Hicks Morley lawyer Paul Schwartzman. In this article “Are Service Providers Liable For Harassment Between Customers? The Divisional Court Weighs In”, Paul examines a recent decision of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) that was reviewed by the Divisional Court.

The final rounds of the annual Hicks Morley Moot were held in our Toronto offices on Friday, March 23, 2018. The event provided an opportunity for students from Ontario law schools to litigate current legal issues of significance in the areas labour and employment law.

The Spring 2018 issue of OMHRA’s ECHO newsletter features two articles authored by Hicks Morley lawyers Anna Karimian and Jessica Toldo. “Harassment in the Workplace: Considerations for Employers” and “The WSIB Chronic Mental Health Policy: What Municipal Employers Need to Know and How it Will Impact Them”…

On December 5, 2017 Hicks Morley’s Catherine Peters participated in a recorded Roundtable discussion as part of the #AfterMeToo symposium, which was organized by a group of entertainment industry participants, including Mia Kirshner, Canadian actor, writer and social activist whose willingness to share her personal experience of sexual harassment by entertainment mogul Harvey Weinstein has sparked a movement for institutional change.

Benefits Canada quoted Hicks Morley’s Kathryn Bird in a March 12, 2017 article titled “When do employers have to provide time off for religious practices?” According to the Ontario’s Human Rights Commission website, “employers have a duty to accommodate an employee’s creed to the point of undue hardship, including by providing time off for religious holidays.” …

An FTR Now written by Hicks Morley’s Jordan Fremont, Natasha Monkman, Paul Migicovsky, Sukhvinder Dulay and Pamela Hillen was mentioned in the March 5, 2018 Benefits and Pensions Monitor Daily News Alert. The alert summarizes the FTR Now titled “Federal Budget 2018“, which discusses the Budget key initiatives…