SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

2017

“Bro Culture: How to Survive + When to Call it, Girl Geeks Toronto (November 7, 2017)

Overtime in the Age of the Smart Phone” at The Law Society of Upper Canada’s 18th Annual Employment Law Summit (October 19, 2017)

What is Constructive Dismissal” at Ontario Bar Association’s Employment Law Fundamentals (October 13, 2017)

“Benefits During the Notice Period”, Canadian HR Reporter Webinar (October 4, 2017)

Tech Talk: Ensuring legal and ethical use of technology by employers and employees” at Lancaster House, Audio Conference (August 17, 2017)

Grow your Business with Social Media and Other Marketing Tools” at Ontario Bar Association (June 15, 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)

•    “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)