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Canadian Employment Law: Compliance for Doing Business North of the Border

 

Better understand Canadian employment law and feel more confident in your ability to navigate employment issues that arise.

Why can't we just fire everyone? Can we get a strong noncompete? Aren't they considered at-will? Can we cut someone's pay? We have to do what?
These are just a few of the many questions that American employers frequently ask their Canadian lawyers. This topic will answer all of these questions, as well as many more that you are sure to encounter if you have any employees working in Canada. Learn the basics of Canadian labor and employment law and gain practical information that will immediately improve your ability to deal with simple and complex employment issues. By the end of the material you will likely have a better understanding of Canadian employment law than most Canadians. The information will leave you feeling more confident in your ability to navigate employment issues that arise north of the boarder, and will provide you the opportunity to further develop cultural competency skills.

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Brian P. MacDonald

Brian P. MacDonald

Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP

  • Partner with the firm Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP (Filion Wakely), a top management side labor and employment law firm, located in the Province of Ontario; Filion Wakely is member of Advocates for Employers of Canada (AEC) which connects businesses with experienced lawyers based on the different region of Canada they are operating in and is also a member of L&E Global, an international alliance of premier employment law boutique firms
  • Practices in all areas of labor and employment law; he acts for a wide variety of union and non-union clients, including federally-regulated clients
  • Has acted as counsel in many significant arbitrations, wrongful dismissals, and proceedings before the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the Human Rights Tribunal; he has also advised on and coordinated litigation strategy with employer associations and their members, both during the open season/raiding period and during the subsequent litigation; he regularly advises on WSIB issues as well as occupational health and safety matters
  • Co-wrote various texts including Ontario Labour Relations Act: Quick Reference - 2020 Edition, published by Carswell and Canadian Collective Bargaining Law: Principles and Practice, published by LexisNexis Canada
  • Memberships and professional affiliations include Law Society of Ontario; The Canadian Bar Association; Ontario Bar Association and Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
  • Undergraduate degree, University of Western Ontario; law degree, Dalhousie University
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
Cassandra da Costa

Cassandra da Costa

Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP

  • Associate with Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP’s London office
  • Practice focuses on a full range of labour and employment issues including collective bargaining, labour disputes, grievance arbitrations, human rights, wrongful dismissal defense litigation, employment standards, employment contracts, and workplace policies
  • Offers clients a collaborative and creative approach to solving complex workplace issues; she works with public and private sector employers alike, big and small, operating across multiple sectors
  • Prior to joining the firm, she practiced with a boutique management-side labour and employment law firm in London
  • Before being called to the Bar of Ontario, she represented a major U.S. city in collective bargaining, labour disputes, employment and human rights issues
  • While she maintains a broad and general practice, her past experience has instilled a keen understanding of the unique political, cultural and socio-economic environment in which municipalities operate; she also has particular experience with the labour and employment challenges relating to police services, utilities, and public sector employee unions
  • Having practiced labour and employment law in multiple jurisdictions, she is also uniquely positioned to assist U.S. employers navigate the Canadian regulatory landscape
  • Licensed to practice law in Washington, Missouri, and Ontario
  • J.D. degree, Boston College Law School; B.A. degree, Boston College
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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