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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.
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“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

September 19, 2019

Performance Management and Employee Discipline

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October 2 & 3, 2019

The Nuts and Bolts of Managing Others for People Leaders

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October 17, 2019

Respect in the Workplace for Managers and Staff

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October 22-24, 2019

Workplace Investigations Training & Certificate Program

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What We’re Saying

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    Sreya, September 6, 2019

    In a recent decision by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, a North-Bay Funeral Home was ordered to pay almost $1.3 million to a constructively dismissed employee on a fixed-term contract. Facts Mr. McGuinty used to be an owner of McGuinty Funeral Home. In 2012, he sold his shares in the business and agreed to […]

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  • 10 Major Changes for Federally Regulated Employers

    Rachel, September 5, 2019

    Most workplaces in Ontario are provincially regulated and subject to provincial employment laws. However, there are a significant number of workplaces in this country that are federally regulated and governed by the Canada Labour Code. In fact, there are currently over 18,000 employers and 900,000 employees that are subject to federal regulation. These federal workplaces […]

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  • Why Employers Must Do Their Own Medical Follow-Ups

    Brian, August 30, 2019

    What should an employer do when disability benefits have been denied but the employee says they’re still too sick to work? One of the most challenging issues that human resources needs to address, and on which we advise as employment lawyers, is managing employees’ medical absences. When our employees claim disability benefits, we often breathe […]

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Contact Info


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