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Court certifies class action regarding misclassification of lawyers as independent contractors

In a decision that underlines the changing employment landscape, a class action against Deloitte LLP involving document reviewers has been certified by an Ontario court.

But in an unsual twist the class action has been adjourned for 60 days until class counsel can find an adequate representative plaintiff and obtain court approval of amendments to the proposed class definition.

The class action alleges that document reviewers working for Deloitte were misclassified as independent contractors and should have been employees. The claim seeks compensation for unpaid vacation, unpaid statutory holiday pay and unpaid overtime.