Mike joined the firm as an Associate in 2010, and since that time has contributed to our practice in all fields of labour and employment law. He has serviced clients by appearing as an advocate at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, numerous Labour Arbitration Boards, the Ontario Grievance Settlement Board, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and various Provincial Courts. Since joining the firm Mike has advised employers on a wide array of legal matters including: employee discipline and termination of employment, human rights, occupational health and safety (including workplace violence and harassment), responding to union certification applications and related employer applications, construction industry matters arising under the Labour Relations Act, and complaints under the Employment Standards Act.
Mike has serviced clients in both the private and public sectors, and has been legal counsel to a Provincial Ministry where he was responsible for handling legal matters arising in the workplace for clients all throughout Ontario. In this capacity he has not only advised on countless labour relations and employment law matters, but has also successfully represented the Province at arbitration and resolved matters through mediation, all while maintaining a respect for responsible use of taxpayers’ dollars.
Mike completed his undergraduate studies at York University where he earned an Honours B.A. and graduated on the Dean’s Honour List and Academic Achievement List. Mike then earned his law degree from the University of Western Ontario. During law school, Michael was an active member of the school community, serving as both Chief Returning Officer for the Faculty of Law and Captain of the Dodgeball team in his final two years.
Apr 03, 2014
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- Canadian Bar Association
- Ontario Bar Association (Labour & Employment)
- Law Society of Upper Canada
- The Advocates’ Society
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