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Amendments to Employment Standards Act, 2000 Provide Temporary Relief to Employers From Termination and Severance Obligations due to COVID-19-Related Wage or Hours Reduction
June-02-2020

Changes to Eligibility Criteria for Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Announced
April-08-2020

What We Know About Canada’s Emergency Wage Subsidy So Far
April-02-2020

So You're Not an Essential Workplace in Ontario: Considerations for Managing Your Obligations to Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic
March-26-2020

So You're an Essential Workplace in Ontario: Considerations for Maintaining a Safe Workspace Amid COVID-19
March-26-2020

Proposed Amendment to Employment Standards Act, 2000 (Ontario): Job Protection to Workers Affected by COVID-19
March-16-2020

“Failsafe” Termination Clauses Are Not Necessarily Failsafe After All
September-20-2019

Deduction of Pension Benefits From Wrongful Dismissal Damages
June-03-2014

Punitive Damages on the Increase: Ontario Court Awards $550,000 to Wrongfully Dismissed Employee
November-01-2013

Can You Keep a Secret? Enforcing the Confidentiality of Settlement Agreements
November-01-2013

The Limits on an Employer's Liability
April-05-2010

Prevention of Workplace Violence and Harassment: New Ontario Legislation
October-01-2009

Supreme Court of Canada Rules on the Duties of Departing Employees
November-07-2008

Employer-initiated Changes to Employment Contracts: Advance Notice May Not Be Enough
April-01-2008

Stock Options: Extending Employee Ownership Rights
December-01-2007

Wrongful Dismissal Damages: Loss of Pension Benefits
June-01-2007

Wrongful Resignation and Unfair Competition - Guidelines to Avoid Uncertainty at the Time of Resignation
November-01-2006

Punitive Damages for Wrongful Dismissal
January-01-2005

Does a Wrongful Dismissal Terminate Post-employment Fiduciary Duties or Restrictive Covenants
September-01-2004

Accommodating Disabled Workers
January-22-2003

Take Care When Dismissing Fiduciary Employees
January-22-2003

So You’ve been Sued – Now What?
January-01-2003

Accommodating Disabled Workers in Ontario
January-01-2003

The contingent workforce: Is severance required?
September-04-2002

Bad Faith Dismissal and Increased Damages
January-01-2002

Freedom of Contract Versus the Public Interest
January-01-2001

Dishonesty: Not Always Just Cause for Summary Dismissal
January-01-2001

Independent Contractor/Agency Agreements: Is there Minimum Notice of Termination Requirement?
January-01-2001

Monitoring of Workers and Workplace Records in the Internet Age
January-01-2000

Joe Conforti

Partner

jconforti@goodmans.ca vCard
Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.4177
Fax:   416.979.1234

Joe Conforti is a partner in the Litigation Group and heads the Employment and Labour Group at Goodmans. His practice covers all aspects of human resources management for public and private sector employers and executives in diverse industry groups. With a focus on commercial transactions, Joe regularly provides strategic guidance regarding the employment and labour aspects of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings and insolvencies, as well as establishing Canadian operations.

Joe also provides ongoing employment services and human resources advice, including with respect to negotiating and drafting executive employment and consulting agreements; preparing bonus and compensation plans; implementing severance arrangements, corporate policies and procedures; compliance with occupational health and safety, human rights, employment standards, workplace privacy and other legal requirements; harassment and other workplace investigations; and restrictive covenants.

Joe appears before the courts and at administrative tribunals and private arbitrations.

Joe has practised in the area of defamation law, providing pre-publication and pre-broadcast advice to print, broadcast and internet media and conducted libel as well as copyright, trade-mark and confidential information litigation.

RECOGNITION

Joe is recognized by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a consistently recommended employment lawyer and by Best Lawyers in Canada (labour and employment law).

Joe has published several articles and spoken extensively at seminars and continuing legal education conferences about workplace issues.
 

Education University of California at Los Angeles (LL.M., 1988)
University of Toronto (LL.B., Gold Medalist, 1985)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario

Canadian Bar Association (Ontario)
The Advocates' Society
The Canadian-Italian Advocates Organization