Employment Law in the 2019 Landscape: Trends, Developments and What Lies Ahead

Production Date: Friday, March 22, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET)
Philip Wolfenden
Jennifer Raphael Komsky
Chandra C. Davis


About Shields O'Donnell MacKillop LLP

Shields O’Donnell MacKillop LLP is a boutique employment and labour law firm. Our senior lawyers have more then 100 years of collective experience in advising employers on workplace issues.

Areas of Practice

At Shields O’Donnell MacKillop LLP we provide advice on a broad range of employment and labour law issues including: wrongful dismissal, just case and reasonable notice, fiduciary obligations of departing employees, stock options and bonus plans, collective agreement, interpretation, unfair labour practices and applications for certification, workers compensation, Occupational Health and Safety, Pay Equity and Employment Standards obligations.

Litigation Experience

Our lawyers have extensive experience in civil litigation, labour and arbitration proceedings. We regularly appear before the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal, Divisional Court, Board of Arbitration, Board of Referees, WCAT, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and the Ontario Labour Board. We represent senior executives and long service employees with respect to the enforcement of their common law and contractual rights.

Why Are We Different?

We have confidence that we can resolve your dispute on the best terms possible and in the most favourable manner. We apply a practical approach and we have been successfully mediating disputes for a long time. If we are required to litigate a case, our advocacy skills are well respected in the legal community and our success ratio is very high.

The lawyers at Shields O’Donnell MacKillop LLP conduct themselves in a highly professional and courteous manner and our reputation as experienced, ethical and highly skilled counsel is consistent throughout the legal community. Simply put, we have experience, we know how and when to settle a case and we are respected by the legal community for our legal skills and our professional ethics.

Website: http://www.somlaw.ca/

About Levinson Arshonsky & Kurtz, LLC

Levinson Arshonsky & Kurtz, LLP is an AV-rated law firm dedicated to serving the needs of our clients. LA&K produces excellent legal products with effective results at a reasonable cost. LA&K represents clients in most aspects of their business operations. We have a broad client base ranging from individuals to small to mid-sized companies to Fortune 500 companies.

LA&K maintains the highest standards of integrity, communications, service, expertise and creativity in tackling the legal problems, which our clients commonly face. Telephone calls are always returned within 24 hours. We pride ourselves on our clients’ accessibility to us.

Website: http://www.laklawyers.com

About The Employment Law Solution: McFadden Davis, LLC

ELS is a boutique employment law firm focusing on serving business clients. ELS attorneys provide proactive strategies to minimize risks and pragmatic solutions to resolve issues.

ELS employment law advisors and litigators rely on decades of combined experience in all aspects of employment law matters. ELS attorneys trained at the nation’s top law schools and served as law review editors and leaders of student groups. ELS partners’ experience as law clerks to federal judges provided a unique opportunity to observe how judges handle employment law and other litigation matters. During tenures at large law firms, ELS partners advised and represented Fortune 500 companies throughout the country and served as go-to employment counsel for midsize companies. ELS attorneys gained significant experience while working on behalf of the EEOC as well as in private practice with smaller firms, advising and representing individuals pursuing employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims.

Website: https://www.theemploymentlawsolution.com/