Michelle D. MacGillivray

Partner | Toronto

416.595.8609

Portrait of Michelle D.  MacGillivray

Michelle MacGillivray is a labour and employment lawyer who takes a focused, strategic, and practical approach to solving workplace problems. She prides herself on providing proactive, timely, and high-quality advice to her clients to help them manage the litigation and reputational risks that they face. Michelle advises federally and provincially regulated employers in the public and private sectors on a broad spectrum of labour, employment, and human rights matters. Michelle also regularly represents employers before arbitrators, mediators, administrative tribunals, and courts, and advises on issues arising from corporate reorganizations, restructurings, and mergers and acquisitions.

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....

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Robert England and Michelle MacGillivray present on HR law

Robert England and Michelle MacGillivray speak at Osgoode’s 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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The New Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015: What you need to know

On December 1, 2015, the Ontario government passed the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 (the “Act”), which has not yet come into force. The Act will apply to searches used to screen individuals for both employment and volunteer positions....

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Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015: Potential Impact on Prospective Employers

On December 1, 2015, the Ontario government passed Bill 113 the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 (the “Act”), which will come into force at a date to be determined in the near future.  The Act applies to persons who...

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Clear and Unambiguous Termination Provision Provides Protection for Employer

The decision in Luney v. Day & Ross Inc. (2015, ONSC) (“Luney”) demonstrates how clear, unambiguous termination provisions in an employment agreement can help an employer limit their liability when terminating an employee without cause. Where an employer does not...

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Canadian Labour and Employment Law for the U.S. Practitioner

3rd ed. Arlington, VA: BNA Books

Michelle MacGillivray was a contributor to the authors: Douglas Gilbert, Brian Burkett, and Moira McKaskill.

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Canadian Labour and Employment Law for the U.S. Practitioner: 2013 Annual Supplemental

3rd ed., Arlington, VA: BNA Books

Michelle MacGillivray was a contributor to the authors: Douglas Gilbert, Brian Burkett, and Moira McKaskill.

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Co-Author, “Record of Offences as a Ground for Human Rights Protection”

The Canadian Bar Association, Labour and Employment Law Perspective

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Probat completes cross-border acquisition of E D Industrial

Counsel to Probat Services Inc.

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Marcel Equipment sold to European buyer in cross-border transaction

Counsel to Marcel Equipment Limited

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Jabil Circuit acquires Kuatro Technologies

Counsel to Jabil Circuit, Inc.

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Rosewood Simcoe acquires Cedarwood Gardens retirement assisted living facility

Counsel to Rosewood Simcoe Inc.

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