David provides advice and counsel to management on all aspects of employment and labour relations law. His practice is a blend of non-union and union matters. In non-union matters he advises and represents management with respect to employment standards, human rights, wrongful dismissal, confidentiality and privacy issues, codes of conduct and corporate governance, workplace safety and insurance and in the negotiation and drafting of executive employment contracts. In union matters he represents management in all proceedings before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Canada Industrial Relations Board, boards of arbitration established under collective agreements and adjudicators appointed under the Canada Labour Code, and in the negotiation of collective agreements. David is a strong believer in an effective, proactive approach to managerial issues in order to minimize and even avoid problems in the workplace.
In addition, David acts as the firm's chief professional partner and is a member of the firm's business immigration practice. He assists clients in the recruitment of foreign personnel including processing applications for work permits and permanent residence in Canada. Biographical Information
David has written several articles and case comments and is a frequent speaker on Canadian employment and labour law. David is also a former professional hockey goaltender having spent five seasons in the Montreal Canadiens' organization before attending law school.
Workers Without Borders: The Age of the Global Employee
hiring a foreign worker? plan ahead and take out your wallet!
THE GLOBE TO JAN WONG – "EAT MY LUNCH"
arbitrator orders repayment of settlement monies for breach of confidentiality undertaking
Don Cherry, the Sexes and the Barking Frog
employing foreign workers just got harder
beware a failure to accommodate: employee ordered reinstated with back pay after an 11.5 year absence
if ever oh ever a whiz there was!
work permit processing in light of visa office closures
Love Hurts – SCC Refuses Leave to Appeal in Love v. Acuity Investment Management Inc.
Non-Competition Agreement – Not worth the paper it's written on?
Undue Hardship: Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies the Standard – or Does It?
Keays v. Honda Canada Inc. – Supreme Court of Canada and Honda in Accord
- University of Toronto, LLB - 1981
- Cornell University, BS - 1973
Year Of Call
- Called to the Ontario bar - 1983
employment and labour relations
harassment and discrimination
Directorships and Professional Associations
Awards & Rankings
- Martindale-Hubbell BV ranking
- "Workplace Violence and Harassment - discussing Bill 168", CBC Metro Morning, June 2010