Lisa Goodfellow

Partner | Toronto

416.595.2642

Portrait of Lisa Goodfellow

Lisa Goodfellow is a trusted adviser to employers on a wide range of employment and labour relations matters, including corporate mergers and acquisitions, wrongful dismissal actions, human rights, workplace investigations, employment standards, certification applications, collective bargaining, unfair labour practice complaints, grievance arbitrations, injunctions, and protection of proprietary information. She also conducts and advises on workplace investigations. Lisa guides her clients through complex and ever-changing labour and employment laws to find practical business solutions that work for them.

In addition, Lisa is experienced in advising both provincially and federally regulated employers in the public and private sectors. She prides herself in giving practical, proactive advice on a responsive and timely basis.

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Lisa Goodfellow quoted in article on firing by text message

Labour and employment lawyer Lisa Goodfellow is quoted in an HRM Online article on firing by text message. HRM Online is a digital news source for human resources leaders across Canada. Read the article: “Despicable… Cowardice”: Fired by text

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The firm acted for Rakuten in respect of a highly public and complex $315 million acquisition of all of the shares of Kobo Inc.

The Miller Thomson team that acted for Rakuten Inc. (JASDAQ:4755) included the following: Beryl Green, Steve Wesfield, Jason Rosen, Steven Oh,  Joe Marin, Mara Banack and David Carter (corporate), Andrew Roman (regulatory), Bob Stewart (securities), Lyne Gaulin (tax), Lisa Goodfellow...

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Strategies for Accommodating, Disciplining and Testing the Addicted Employee

Webinar hosted on April 30, 2015 for a session on managing addictions and drug and alcohol testing in the workplace. Speakers will offer practical advice on the following: Investigating suspected cases of substance abuse; Introducing a legal testing policy; Distinguishing...

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Nicole Byres and Lisa Goodfellow workplace investigations webinar

Nicole Byres and Lisa Goodfellow present a webinar for XpertHR on “Workplace Investigations: Tips and Best Practices”.

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Lisa Goodfellow and Laura Cassiani presented a webinar on Employee Absenteeism and Duty to Accommodate to members of the Retail Council of Canada.

Managing absenteeism in the workplace is a challenging exercise for employers. In addition to the practical challenges of staffing, the law also imposes significant duties on employers in the process of accommodating disability related absences. This session will review the...

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Miller Thomson and HUB International Limited co-host a roundtable discussion for Family Health Teams and Community Health Centres.

Miller Thomson and HUB International Limited are co-hosting an invitational roundtable on the theme “Legal Landscape of Family Health Teams and Community Health Centres” on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Miller Thomson Toronto office. Approximately 25 participants will be...

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Lisa Goodfellow speaks on a senior practitioners’ panel at the HRPA 2014 HR Law Conference.

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Lisa Goodfellow will be on a Senior Practioners Panel at the HRPA Law Conference on October 22, 2014.

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Lisa Goodfellow presents at The Six-Minute Employment Lawyer 2014, hosted by The Law Society of Upper Canada.

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André Nowakowski, Lisa Goodfellow and Clifford Hart will present in a panel discussion on “What’s New in Legal?” at the Retail Council of Canada’s HR Conference.

The session will be moderated by Laura Hammond (Country Human Resources Manager, H&M).

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Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace, Chatham-Kent, HRPAO, 2013

Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace, Chatham-Kent, HRPAO, 2013

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Lisa Goodfellow presents “Terminating the Employment Relationship: Minimizing Your Legal Exposure” at the Osgoode Certificate in HR Law for HR Professionals.

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Miller Thomson’s 2017 Labour Relations & Employment Law Conference

We are pleased to invite you to Miller Thomson’s complimentary Labour Relations & Employment Law Conference. Our featured speakers will provide legal and practical insights on emerging HR topics impacting the workplace. Our program has been pre-approved for 5.75 Continuing Professional Development...

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Workplace Investigations in Canada: Tips & Best Practices

Areas of discussion include: Tips and best practices for preparing, conducting, concluding the investigation (what to do with the results) The tools and best practices that will minimize negative impacts on HR and the business The legal liability typically associated...

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The Osgoode Certificate in HR Law for HR Professionals

Lisa Goodfellow and Robert England teach at Osgoode Hall for The Osgoode Certificate in HR Law for HR Professionals. For more information, please visit OsgoodePD.ca To register, please click here. Download the Brochure.

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Labour Relations & Employment Law Update.

Miller Thomson’s Labour and Employment Group hosts “Labour Relations & Employment Law Update.”

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Labour Relations & Employment Conference

Miller Thomson’s Labour Relations & Employment Law Group presents an all-day conference focussing on current labour and employment issues affecting organizations today. Special Guest Speakers: Bernard Fishbein, Chair, Ontario Labour Relations Board Wendy Mesley, Award-winning broadcast journalist SESSION TOPICS: National...

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Can a Non-Compete Protect Your Business?

Canadian Consulting Engineer

Employers keen to protect their business commonly put non-competition clauses in their employment contracts, or a stand-alone non-competition agreement. A duty not to compete during the period of employment is fine, and even implicit in every employment relationship. One that...

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Welcome News from the Ontario Court of Appeal: Nemeth v. Hatch Ltd.

In a refreshing and sensible decision released in January, the Ontario Court of Appeal found the express termination clause in a contract of employment to be enforceable and to restrict the plaintiff’s entitlement to notice. The clause in question provided:...

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Ethical, Legal and Equitable Duties in Fundraising

There are a number of ethical, legal, and equitable rules that directors, officers, and employees of charities and not-for-profit organizations must follow. This article focuses in particular on persons engaged in fundraising roles and what they need to know to...

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Exceptional Notice Period Assessed for Dependent Contractors

An employee’s right to implied reasonable notice of termination in the absence of an express termination provision depends on various factors, such as age, length of service, and character of employment.  Very few awards have exceeded 24 months. The Ontario...

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Lisa Goodfellow comments on stock option plans in Advisor.ca article

Advisor.ca, "Tax and Estate Issues with Stock Options"

One of your best clients just got promoted, and her compensation package includes stock options. To factor them into her plan, you need to understand how options work, how they’re taxed, and what will happen to them when she dies.

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Employment Litigation Manual

Lexis Nexis Butterworths, 2nd edition

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Union Found to Have Committed Unfair Labour Practice in Organizing Drive

In a decision released June 25, 2012, the Ontario Labour Relations Board (the “Board”) has found that an organizer from the Labourers’ International Union of North America, Ontario Provincial District Council (“LIUNA”) improperly influenced employees of Graham Bros. Construction Limited...

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Supreme Court Overturns B.C. Court of Appeal’s Ruling on Competition by Ex-Employee

Lexology

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Social Networking Issues in the Workplace, Focus on Technology/IP

Volume 1, Issue 2

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Nuera Transport and TexTrail combine to create fastest growing trailer parts distributor in North America

Counsel to Nuera Transport Inc.

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FRONTSTEPS completes cross-border acquisition of Evercondo

Counsel to Evercondo

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SGS Canada acquires BioVision Seed Research

Counsel to SGS Canada Inc.

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Worldlynx Wireless LP sold to national wireless carrier

Counsel to Worldlynx Wireless LP and its subsidiary Day 2 Mobility Inc.

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SGS Canada acquires AXYS Analytical Services

Counsel to SGS Canada Inc.

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Groupe Touchette Inc. acquires assets of Dealer Tire Canada ULC and enters into long-term partnership with Dealer Tire LLC

Canadian counsel to Dealer Tire, LLC

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Key Knife completes cross-border acquisition of Canadian power tool manufacturer

Counsel to Key Knife Inc.

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Harley-Davidson acquires assets of Fred Deeley Imports

Counsel to Harley-Davidson

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Arsenal Capital Partners portfolio company Royal Adhesives & Sealants acquires Chemque

Counsel to Royal Adhesives & Sealants

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