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Our posts are focused on those charged with staffing and workplace issues. We will try to post on interesting developments and, more importantly, provide comments on practical strategies that can be applied to the workplace.
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Our contributing bloggers include the following:
Kate McNeill-Keller is a partner in the firm’s Labour & Employment Group in Toronto.
Ms. McNeill-Keller represents management in all aspects of labour and employment-related issues including employment standards matters, wrongful dismissal litigation, labour arbitrations, occupational health and safety, human rights litigation and labour and employment issues arising in corporate transactions. Ms. McNeill-Keller has represented both federally and provincially-regulated employers, in both the private and public sectors, including before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, boards of arbitration and in private dispute resolution. Her clients carry on business in a wide range of sectors, including government, retail, education, communications, banking and finance, insurance, energy, technology, manufacturing, consumer goods, and pharmaceuticals.
Benjamin Aberant is an associate in the firm’s Labour & Employment Group, and practises in our Calgary and Toronto offices. He represents management in a variety of labour and employment issues, including employment standards, wrongful dismissal, labour arbitrations, occupational health and safety, human rights and labour and employment issues arising in corporate transactions. Benjamin received his BComm from the University of Alberta, where he was the Gold Medallist, and his JD from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Paul Boniferro is the National Leader, Practices & People at McCarthy Tétrault, and a partner in the firm’s Labour & Employment Group, practising in Toronto and Calgary. He uses his unique combination of experience gained in the private and government/political sectors to advise federally and provincially regulated clients on a wide spectrum of employment issues, including executive compensation, terminations, wrongful dismissals, grievance arbitration, collective agreement negotiations, human rights complaints, government relations, occupational health and safety issues, and WSIB claims. Paul represents a wide number of private and public sector employers, both unionized and non-unionized, including those in manufacturing, energy, property management services, steel and hospitality.
Naseem Malik is counsel in the firm’s Labour & Employment Group in Toronto. He is certified as a Specialist by the Law Society of Upper Canada in the areas of Citizenship & Immigration Law and Immigration. His practice focuses on business immigration law. Naseem assists his clients, which range from large multinational corporations, financial institutions, industrial and high-tech companies to musicians and entertainment groups, in order to facilitate their entry into Canada for business-related purposes. He received his BA from the University of Saskatchewan and his LLB from the University of Saskatchewan Law School.