Glenn Demby Esq. – Editor-In-Chief
Award winning journalist with a track record of developing highly profitable plain English products that tell business professionals who aren’t lawyers how to comply with the parts of the law that affect their day-to-day operations.
Glenn’s expertise in numerous aspects of law includes employment, labor, health care, tax, payroll, benefits, education, benefits, etc.–both US and Canadian.
Alan McEwan – Contributor
Alan McEwan is a Vancouver Island-based HRIS/Payroll consultant and freelance writer with over 25 years’ experience in all aspects of payroll. He can be reached at email@example.com or (250) 228-5280. If you like these Alan’s articles, please sign up to his email list to be notified of future postings.
Elaine Palome is the Director of Human Resources for North America at Axis Communications. In this role she oversees all Human Capital management activities for the US, Canada, and Latin America. Ms. Palome has over two decades of experience in many aspects of human resources, including talent acquisition and development, performance management, diversity and inclusion, and strategic planning.
James D. Kondopulos
James is a founding member and partner* at Roper Greyell. He practises in all areas of employment and labour law and acts as a mediator in workplace law disputes.
James is known for providing practical, cost-effective and long-lasting solutions to difficult employment, labour and workplace challenges, including those related to wrongful or constructive dismissal actions, restrictive covenants, compensation disputes, disability and attendance management, and discipline and discharge in the unionized environment. He has represented employers and senior employees before all levels of court and a wide range of workplace-related administrative tribunals in British Columbia.
Justin W. Anisman – Contributor
Justin Anisman’s civil litigation practice at Brauti Thorning Zibarras LLP encompasses complex litigation files with an emphasis on commercial and contractual disputes and employment law matters for both employees and employers. He has extensive experience in the day to day handling of a large volume litigation practice and has appeared as counsel at many examinations for discovery, motions, mediations, arbitrations, trials and appeals.
Paul J. Willetts – Contributor
Prior to founding Vey Willetts LLP, Paul worked at one of Canada’s leading labour and employment law firms and at a large energy corporation. He has represented clients before the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Superior Court of Justice, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and the Canada Industrial Relations Board, in addition to at numerous private arbitrations and mediations. Paul is dedicated to providing his clients with thoughtful, timely and strategic advice.
In his spare time, Paul sits on the Board of Directors at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa, and serves as Chair of the organization’s Human Resources Committee.
Andrew N. Vey – Contributor
Born in Ottawa and raised on the East Coast, Andrew is a founding partner of Vey Willetts LLP. From the start of his legal career, Andrew has focused exclusively on workplace law. His style of practice emphasizes finding collaborative solutions where possible combined with tenacious advocacy where necessary. Andrew formerly worked with two Toronto-based labour and employment boutiques before returning to Ottawa to start his own firm.
Tara Vasdani – Contributor
Tara Vasdani is the Principal Lawyer of Remote Law Canada. In 2018 and 2019, she has been nominated for Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers as a ‘Young Influencer’ and ‘Changemaker’ in the legal industry. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2017, but was recognized globally by January 2018, as the first Canadian lawyer to serve a Statement of Claim using the popular social media app, Instagram. Tara advises both employers and employees in wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, human rights claims, contract negotiations, and other employment-related disputes, and she has represented all national insurers in subrogation-related matters, such as construction litigation and contractor’s negligence, property damage, occupier and product liability, and contractual disputes. In addition, Tara has assisted clients in personal injury, debt enforcement, cryptocurrency, shareholder and commercial disputes, as well as bankruptcy proceedings.