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We aim to create workplaces that are productive, engaged, respectful and psychologically safe; where employees can realize their full potential, and where teams work together effectively toward common organizational goals.
We appreciate the opportunity to tell you how we can help you. We know you're not interested in a long and boring list of our services, or to hear us brag about our accomplishments so we've structured our site to respond to your needs. You can learn as much about us as you'd like. We encourage you to say hello or get in touch.

Happy Clients

“An excellent training experience, superbly presented.”
“Great presenter and presentation. Very informative and interactive. Kept things interesting relating information to “real life” stories.”
“Very useful information that I can implement. Tools and materials were easy to follow. Excellent trainer!”
“This was a great session. I’ve learned a lot and gained valuable insight into how to conduct investigations.”
“Very well done. I enjoyed the content and appreciated the templates. I also think the video of the interview was well done and very helpful (one of the best mock interviews I have seen).”
“Ruben, a true professional, has the ability to combine extensive experience, broad legal knowledge, intellectual savvy, courtesy and sincerity, which makes it an absolute pleasure to work with him.”
“I’ve consulted with Ruben many times over the years for advice, insights and recommendations. His in-depth understanding of all aspects of labour law is unmatched, and his ability to simplify and explain complex concepts is remarkable. Ruben is a gifted communicator and relationship-builder, and a valued expert that our team will continue relying on.”
“Ruben and his team are phenomenal legal and strategic partners. Their team demonstrates a high level of business acumen, compassion and proactive partnership.”
“Bernardi has given our management team the confidence we need to maintain a current and professional human resources program. When issues or questions arise, they are readily available and have the answers – and they always take time to carefully explain all of our options and outcomes.”

Upcoming Events

January 17, 2019

Clarifying Misconceptions About Marijuana Use in the Workplace

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February 12-14, 2019

Workplace Investigations Training & Certificate Program

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March 6 & 7, 2019

The Nuts and Bolts of Managing Others for People Leaders

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March 28, 2019

Wrongful Dismissal Claims: What You Need to Know

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What We’re Saying

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  • Smile, You’re on Candid Camera: Employees Recording Conversations at Work

    Brian, January 21, 2019

    With the advent of smartphones, it is easier than ever for an employee to record a conversation with a coworker or supervisor without that person being aware. When I deliver training to managers and human resources professionals, I am often asked whether these recordings are legal. Certainly, they are legal in a criminal law sense: […]

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  • Bill C-86: Big Changes to Federal Workplace Legislation

    Rachel, January 9, 2019

    While most workplaces in Ontario are governed by provincial employment legislation, there are a number of federally regulated industries that are governed by the Canada Labour Code. Those industries include shipping, railways, air transportation, telecommunication, radio broadcasting, banking and inter-provincial transportation. In December 2018, the federal government passed Bill C-86, which makes significant amendments to […]

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  • HRTO

    Alison, January 4, 2019

    The tribunal cluster under which the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“HRTO”) falls, is undergoing a change. Effective January 1, 2019, the Ontario government has created a new cluster tribunal. Called Tribunals Ontario, with a newly appointed executive chair to oversee it, Tribunals Ontario will be responsible for the 19 tribunals that fell under the […]

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Contact Info


1443 Hurontario Street, Suite 201
Mississauga, ON L5G 3H5
T 905.271.2028 | F 905.486.1992




1443 Hurontario Street, Suite 201
Mississauga, ON L5G 3H5
T 905.486.1991 | F 905.486.1992


205 King Street
St. Catharines, ON L2R 3J5
T 844.674.0290 | F 905.486.1992

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