David Tsai

Partner | Toronto

416.595.8598

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David Tsai acts exclusively for employers in the area of labour relations and employment law. His practice spans unionized and non-unionized workplaces for both federally and provincially regulated employers.

David advises clients on a wide range of labour relations and employment-related matters, including discipline and discharge, employment standards, occupational health and safety, workplace safety and insurance, collective bargaining, human rights, and wrongful dismissal. He helps his clients to interpret federal and provincial legislation and assists them with the development of strategic workplace policies and procedures. David also has experience advising clients on the labour relations and employment issues arising from corporate reorganizations and mergers and acquisitions.

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David Tsai speaks on proposed changes to Ontario Employment Standards Act

David Tsai is a panelist at “Changing Workplaces: Are You Ready?”, a seminar presented by the Employer Leadership Council and the Workforce Planning Board of York Region. The presentation focuses on the proposed changes to the Employment Standards Act in...

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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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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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Coffee Talk: Return to Work Accommodation for Mental Health Illnesses and Conditions

Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group hosts a complimentary webinar/audio conference on November 16, 2016 at 8:00 a.m., entitled “Return to Work Accommodation for Mental Health Illnesses and Conditions”, presented by David Tsai . This Coffee Talk will include a discussion of...

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Bring Your Own Device (to Work): Benefits and Challenges

Mobile devices are pervasive – indeed, it is becoming exceedingly rare to find a workplace that does not incorporate the use of mobile devices in its day-to-day operations in some fashion. While there are several ways companies can integrate mobile...

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Ontario Passes Fair Wage Legislation to Protect Certain Workers on Government Contracts

Introduction On May 8, 2018, the Government Contract Wages Act, 2018 (the “Act”) received Royal Assent. The newly passed legislation allows Ontario to establish minimum rates of pay for people working in construction, building cleaning, and security services jobs under...

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Ontario Government’s Proposed Changes to the Province’s Labour and Employment Laws

Introduction On May 23, 2017, the Final Report of the Changing Workplaces Review commissioned by the Ontario Government (the “Final Report”) was released for public consumption. As noted in our last communiqué, the Special Advisors made 173 recommendations on how...

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Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review: Special Advisors’ Final Report

Introduction On May 23, 2017, the Final Report of the Changing Workplaces Review commissioned by the Ontario Government was released for public consumption. The Final Report is the culmination of over two years of consultation by the Special Advisors appointed...

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Changing Workplaces Review: Special Advisors’ Interim Report

Introduction In February, 2015, the Ontario Government appointed Michael Mitchell, an arbitrator and formerly a prominent labour lawyer, and former Superior Court Justice John Murray as Special Advisors for the Government’s Changing Workplaces Review. Their mandate is to “make recommendations...

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Further Clarification on the “With Respect to Employment” Threshold under Ontario’s Human Rights Code

In many human rights applications alleging discrimination with respect to employment, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“HRTO”) may proceed directly to a consideration of the evidence and an analysis of the allegations.  In these cases, the existence of an...

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Employment and Labour Considerations Arising out of the 2015 Economic Action Plan and Bill C-59

Bill C-59, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 21, 2015 and other measures (the “Bill”), proposes several key changes to the provisions of the Canada Labour Code, 1985 (the “Code”) as part...

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Changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 Increasing Workplace Protections for Employees now in Effect

Bill 18, the Stronger Workplace for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014, which received royal assent on November 20, 2014, introduced significant changes to key provisions of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) in order to strengthen protections for workers. These...

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DISA Global Solutions acquires Permax Permit Service Ltd.

Counsel to DISA Global Solutions

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DISA Global Solutions acquires 730 Permit Services Inc.

Counsel to DISA Global Solutions

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ANGLE PLC acquires assets of Axela Inc.

Counsel to ANGLE PLC

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Novexco acquires Chestwood Stationery

Counsel to Novexco Inc.

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BEworks joins kyu collective

Counsel to the kyu collective

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Lawson Products completes cross-border acquisition of F.B. Feeney Hardware

Counsel to Lawson Products, Inc.

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