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…

Ontario Announces Health, Safety and Employment Standards Blitzes

The Ontario government has announced that it will be conducting more than 24 health, safety and employment standards inspection blitzes in 2018-2019 targeted at certain sectors in Ontario, with a view to ensuring statutory compliance. A number of workplaces will be visited, including those in the retail, manufacturing, construction and health care sectors, as well…

Human Resources Law: The Year in Review

Overview Join this popular annual webinar to hear about important developments in human resources law over the past year, and the key trends to think about for 2018. Topics will include an update on bargaining trends in the LTC sector, key changes under the WSIB regime, labour and employment update with a focus on Bill…

It’s All in the Timing – Minimum Standards and When Employees Are Considered to be “Working”

In this edition of the Monitor, we will summarize a few recent cases on the topic of when an employee is “working” and entitled to compensation. These cases demonstrate that not all travel time is compensable, that pre-employment training time can be compensable, and that an employer can determine that a meal break must be taken in the workplace as long as it is uninterrupted.

Appellate Court Finds Employee Entitled to Bonus Which Vested after the End of the Notice Period

In Bain v. UBS Securities Canada Inc., the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a lower court decision which awarded an employee who was dismissed without cause in February 2013 his bonus entitlements for 2012 and the first three months of 2013, as well as for the 18-month notice period. David Bain worked for UBS as…

Reminder: Equal Pay for Equal Work Provisions in Force April 1, 2018

On April 1, 2018, amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 regarding equal pay for equal work will come into force. Among other things, the provisions prohibit employers from paying different rates of pay to their employees because of a difference in employment status, where the employees perform substantially the same kind of work in…

2018 Ottawa Client Conference / Conférence pour clients 2018

**Please note this session is full. Lead with Knowledge Change is a constant in the human resources world: ongoing developments in the law, whether through new legislation or the courts, and the rapid evolution of best practices create a fast-paced learning environment for human resources professionals. Recent examples of such changes are in the areas of…