Class Action Brought by Off-Reserve Indigenous Children and Their Families Certified

In Stonechild v. Canada, Justice Phelan of the Federal Court recently certified a class proceeding brought on behalf of off-reserve Indigenous children and their families. Under the Federal Court system, this avoids the necessity or prospect of up to thirteen separate provincial and territorial class actions.  The claim seeks to hold the government of Canada…

Rachel Jadd

Rachel is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s London office. She maintains a broad practice and advises employers and management in the public and private sectors on labour, employment and human rights issues.

Laura Buck

Laura Buck is a labour, employment and human rights lawyer in Hick Morley’s Waterloo office. She advises employers in all aspects of the employment relationship including issues related to hiring, discipline, accommodation and termination.

Kenji Nuhn

Kenji advises and represents employers on labour, employment and human rights issues. Having previously worked in human resources, Kenji is uniquely positioned to provide practical solutions to workplace issues.

Anoushka Zachariah

Anoushka provides advice to employers and management in both the private and public sectors on a wide range of labour and employment issues. Having previously represented both employers and employees, Anoushka is uniquely positioned to assist employers in navigating a broad range of workplace matters including wrongful dismissals, discrimination, employment contracts and employment standards.

Ontario Court Requires “Robust” Notice to Allow Class Members to Choose Whether to Opt-Out of Employment Class Action

Justice Perell, writing for the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in the ongoing Heller v. Uber class action, required a robust Notice Plan and Notice of Certification to be provided that clearly sets out sufficient information to allow class members to make an informed decision about whether or not to exercise their right to opt-out…

Changes are Coming to the Rules of Civil Procedure

On March 31, 2022, various amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure with respect to pre-trial conferences, expert reports and admissibility of evidence will come into force. The changes have been brought about by Ontario Regulation 18/22 which amends R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 194: Rules Of Civil Procedure (Rules) made under the Courts of Justice Act….

Advantage CPD: Ensuring Your Mediation is a Success

Mediation is becoming an ever-present fixture in all forms of employment litigation, whether that be in civil litigation or in matters before boards and tribunals. In this Advantage CPD webinar, we will discuss many issues surrounding mediations,

Beyond COVID-19: 2021 Year in Review – Cases and Legislation of Note

Employers and human resource professionals will undoubtedly remember 2021 as another year shaped by the pandemic. But … there were also legal developments in 2021 that were not related to COVID-19. In this FTR Now, we look at some of the year’s notable “non-pandemic” cases and legislative developments of interest.