SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

2017

Social Media in the Workplace” at Osgoode (April 18, 2017)

Technology in the Workplace” at Ontario Municipal Tax and Revenue Association (April 10, 2017)

Successful Settlements 2017: Strategies and Tactics for Civil Litigators” at Osgoode (March 24, 2017)

Bill 132 – Ensuring a Safe Workplace Free of Harassment” at the Ontario Bar Association Institute (February 7, 2017)

“Managing Employee Relationships” at Verity Business Connections (January 31, 2017)

2016

• “Hiring for Your Firm: A Human Resources Guide for Interviewing and Making Employment Decisions” at OBA Enterprising Lawyer Series (November 18, 2016)

Hot Button Issues for In-House Counsel and Business Lawyers: “Employment Issues in Corporate Transactions” at OBA Professional Development (May 18, 2016)

• “The Workplace in the Social Media Age: Confronting the Challenges” at The Osgoode Certificate in HR Law for HR Professionals (April 6, 2016)

• “Computers, Cell Phones, and Surveillance: Drawing the line between employees’ privacy rights and management’s business interests” at Lancaster House 2016 Toronto Human Rights and Accommodation Conference (March 30, 2016)

2015

•    Settlements in the Digital Era:  Essentials for Non-Techies” at the Osgoode PD Program on Successful Settlements: Strategies & Tactics for Civil Litigation (November 26, 2015)

•    “Impact of Technology on the Expert” at the Osgoode PD Program on Property Valuation Disputes (November 3, 2015)

•    “Social Media, Just Cause & Restrictive Covenants” at the HRPA HR Law Conference (October 22, 2015)

•    “Minding Your Own Business:  Privacy rules on collecting, using and disclosing employee information at Lancaster House Audio Conference (July 21, 2015)

•    “Family Status and the Duty to Accommodate” at the Ontario Bar Association’s 13th Annual Current Issues in Employment Law Conference (May 1, 2015)

•    Co-chair at Osgoode’s “Managing Employment Law Issues in the Digital Age”, and panel moderator on Employee Privacy Rights and Interests (April 20, 2015) 

•    “Social Media in the Workplace” at the Osgoode Certificate in HR Law at HRPA (April 8, 2015)

•    Quoted in “Target to Close all Stores in Canada” published in SHRM Online (January 25, 2015)

2014

•    “Proactive Postings:  Balancing Rights in a tech-savvy world” at Lancaster House Audio Conference (December 11, 2014)

•    “Making Informed Decisions:  Understanding Employer Liability with Benefit Plans” at ProBenefit Consulting Conference (November 18, 2014) – click here to register

•    “BYOD in the Workplace” in Ottawa at County of Carleton Law Association’s Technology Conference for the Rest of Us (Not Just Nerds) (November 7, 2014) – click here to register

•    “The Biggest Things You Should and Shouldn’t Do When Firing Someone“, Online Interview on LXBN TV (October 10, 2014)

•    “Cyberloafing, Cyberspying:  computer theft, privacy rights” at Lancaster House Audio Conference (October 8, 2014)

•    “CASL Compliance for your Business” client training (September 2014)

•    “Human Rights in Recruiting”, at client event (July 2014)

•    “Leveraging Social Media in Your Practice”, at the Canadian Bar Association Technology Academy (June 2014)

•    “The Workplace in the Social Media Age: Confronting the Challenges”, at Osgoode Law School Certificate Program in HR Law for HR Professionals (May 2014)

2013

•    “BYOD:  Building a Program Right for your Organization” at Canadian Institute Workshop (Nov 2013)

•    “The ESA Beyond the 9-5:  Mobile Workforce, Overtime, BYOD and Social Media” at Lorman Conference (Oct 2013)

•    “Social Media in the Health Care Sector” at Heath Professionals Appeal and Review Board & Health Services Appeal and Review Board Joint Tribunal Members’ Educational Conference (Oct 2013)

•    “BYOD: Employment, Organizational & Tech Issues”, co-presenter at the International Association of Privacy Professionals Seminar (Sept 2013)

•    “Employment Law Issues in the New Immigration Law Regime” at firm client event (Sept 2013); *video link available upon request

•    “The Workplace in the SM Age: Confronting the Challenges” co-presenter at Osgoode HR Law for HR Professionals Certificate Program (July 2012)

•    “Social Media for Executives”, to Women President’s Organization, Toronto chapter (June 2013)

•    “Identifying and Managing Risk in Using Social Media and Bring-Your Own Device (BYOD) in Your Organization”, co-presenter at Canadian Institute (May 2013)

•    “Social Media, Overtime and the Salaried Worker – How to Deal with the Elimination of the 9-5 Workday” at Lorman Conference (May 2013)

•    “What’s New in Social Media, Technology & Privacy in the Workplace”, at Osgoode Professional Development CLE Program of “What’s New in Employment Law 2013” (May 2013) 

•    “Implications of Accommodation & AODA“, at firm client event (April 2013) 

•    “When International Employee Assignments Go Bad“, on panel hosted by Canadian Employee Relocation Counsel program (April 2013) 

•    “Social Media in Business“, participant in Canadian Netherlands Business & Professionals Association program on business development (March 2013)

•    “Social Media and Terminations:  Caselaw Update“, at Federated Press program (February 2013)

•    “Social Media & Legal Marketing“, on Ontario Bar Association’s Institute 2013 panel (February 2013)

2012

•    “How to Get Fired Because of Facebook: Social Media and Terminations in the Health Sector”, at Manitoba’s InterAct EMS conference (October 2012)

•    “The Borderless Workplace: Social Media, Privacy and Technology Issues”, at firm client event (October 2012)

•    “Update on AODA”, at firm client event (September 2012)

•    “Jones v Tsige: The New Privacy Tort”, at Lorman Conference (July 2012)

•    “Freedom of Speech & Social Media in the Academic Workplace”, McMaster University (June 2012)

•    “Taking Your Social Media Policy International”, global client event (April 2012)

•    “Professionalism and Practice Management Issues in Social Media, at LSUC Employment Law Summit on the New Workplace in the Age of Social Media (April 2012)

•    “Social Media in the Global Workplace”, presentation hosted by Foreign Lawyers Association in Tokyo, Japan (April 2012)

•    “Social Media, Terminations and Slander”, Federated Press Program (March 2012)

•    “Canadian Employment Law 101”, firm client events in Chicago, Houston and Dallas (February 2012)

•    “Employment Law Issues in Hiring & Interviews”, firm client event (February 2012)

•    “AODA Update”, firm client event (January 2012)

2011

 •    “Accessibility for Ontarians with a Disability Act in the Workplace”, at Human Resources Professionals Association conference (October 2011)

•    Participant on firm Privacy Panel with the Ontario Privacy Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian  (October 2011)

•    “Privacy & Proprietary Information”, for Retail Council of Canada (September 2011)

•    “Workplace Disability Law: Accessibility for Ontarians with a Disability Act and the Human Rights Code”, at Rehabilitation Network (September 2011)

2008-2010

•    “Bill 168 – Employer’s Sword or Shield?” at Employer’s Advocacy Council’s Business Summit –(March 2010)

•    “Ontario Human Rights Regime – A New Era: Should Employers Be Concerned?” at Employer’s Advocacy Council’s Business Summit on Workplace Safety & Insurance (March 2009)

•    “Remedial Certifications”, at Law Society of Upper Canada 6 Minute Labour Lawyer program (June 2008)

•    Ontario Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Programs:

•       Co-Chair of Labour Law 101 (November 2009)

•       Co-Chair of When Health Law & Labour/Employment Law Collide (December 2008)

•       Co-Chair of Clients, Clients Everywhere: Tips for Aspiring Rainmakers (November 2008)

•       Co-Chair of Pension Law 101 (November 2007)

•       Co-Chair of You Can Run But You Cannot Hide: Pension Primer for Everyday Practice (November 2006)

 

BOOKS:

•    Co-Author of Ontario Employment Law Handbook – An Employer’s Guide, 10th ed, LexisNexis Canada, 2011

•    Co-Author of Canadian chapter in International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook, Kluwer Law International, 2010 and 2013

 

ARTICLES:

•    Carving Out Space: Social Media & Expectations of Privacy in the Workplace“, Paper for Osgoode Professional Development CLE program (May 2013)

•    “Global Recruitment and Social Media Hiring Traps“, Law360, co-author (Nov 2011)

•    “Global Employee Terminations in the Age of Social Media“, Law360, co-author (Sept 2011)

•    “To Friend or Not to Friend: Social Media in the Workplace“,  The Employer’s Voice, November/December 2009

•    “Accessing Pornographic Material and Violating Code of Conduct Sufficient Evidence for Summary Judgment of Wrongful Dismissal Claim“, The Employer’s Voice, September 2009

•    “Recent High Profile Court Decisions Will Educate Your Employees on Overtime Entitlements“, The Employer’s Voice, July 2009

•    “Impact of New Ontario Human Rights Regime on Employers“, The Employer’s Voice, May 2009

 

Other selected publications (available upon request):

Ontario Bar Association Labour Relations Monthly Newsletter:

•    Court Awards BC Police Officer $950,000 in Damages for Negligent Infliction of Mental Suffering by her Supervisor (April 2007)

•    Labour Not Subject to Higher Threshold than Other Creditors in Insolvency Proceedings:  TCT Logistics (September 2006)

Canadian Benefits & Compensation Digest (International Foundation) case summaries:

•    Indexation Benefits Can Vest Upon Retirement: Dinney v. Great-West

•    Life Assurance (August 2005)

•     Arbitrator Cannot Award Punitive Damages Against Insurer in Fibromyalgia Case (June 2005)

•    Update on Nova Scotia “Grow-In” Benefits (June 2005)

•    New CAPSA Guidelines for Pension Plan Governance (February 2005)

•    Nova Scotia Flip-Flops on Grow-In Benefits (February 2005)

•    A Letter of Credit Is Not an Asset (December 2004)

•    Financial Services Tribunal Addresses Pre-Retirement Death Benefits (June 2004)

•    The Financial Services Tribunal Considers Awarding Costs out of a Pension Fund (April 2004)

•    The Ontario Ministry Of Labour’s 2004 Discussion Paper: Ending The 60-Hour Workweek (April 2004)

Lancaster’s Bi-Weekly Pension & Benefit Law E-Bulletin:

•    Remedy Limitations with the Third Party Insurer: Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital (February 4, 2005)