Dirk L. Van de Kamer

Associé | Toronto

416.595.8549

Portrait de Dirk L.  Van de Kamer

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Dirk Van de Kamer’s labour and employment law practice is concentrated on representing management. Dirk advises employers on a broad range of topics that include matters relating to the interpretation and administration of collective agreements, as well as human rights, employment standards, occupational health and safety, and wrongful dismissal matters.

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De nombreux avocats de Miller Thomson se démarquent dans le répertoire Best Lawyers in Canada 2019

Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer que 144 avocats de Miller Thomson ont été reconnus pour leur expertise dans 47 domaines du droit dans l’édition de 2019 de Best Lawyers in Canada. De plus, six avocats ont été nommés avocats de l’année...

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Plusieurs avocats de Miller Thomson figurent dans le répertoire The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer que 126 avocats de Miller Thomson pratiquant dans plusieurs domaines du droit ont été reconnus pour leur expertise dans l’édition de 2017 The Best Lawyers® in Canada. Cela représente une hausse par rapport au résultat de 122...

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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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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Dirk Van de Kamer and Nadya Tymochenko present a Morning Recess seminar on « Labour and Employment Updates for School Boards. »

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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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Be Careful How You Downsize

Many employers face the need to downsize from time to time.  Instead of proceeding with layoffs, some offer voluntary severance packages (VSPs) in the hope of achieving staffing reductions in a relatively pain and conflict free manner. A recent Ontario...

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Ontario Court of Appeal Applies Settled Law on Constructive Dismissal and Signals Change on the Duty to Mitigate

The recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Brake v. PJ-M2R Restaurant Inc. is worthy of note for its commentary on a number of legal principles in employment law. As a result of some performance concerns, a long-serving manager of...

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Arbitration Board Finds Regular Medical Marijuana User Wrongfully Held Out of Safety-Sensitive Position for Four Years

Most people would be concerned if a person operating heavy road maintenance equipment in a large city was also a regular medical marijuana consumer, entitled by permit to consume a significant amount of marijuana on a daily basis.  In responding to...

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Smoking in the Boys’ Room: Termination Upheld for School Custodian Caught Smoking Marijuana At Work

Regrettably, some employees choose to consume alcohol and/or illegal drugs while at work.  They may do so because they have an addiction or they may do so simply because they like to and don’t feel they will get caught.  When...

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Awarding the Cost of Legal Fees in HRTO Cases

Bill 147, Human Rights Code Amendment Act (Awarding of Costs), 2013 (“Bill 147”) has passed First Reading in the Ontario Legislature and, if enacted, could significantly alter the legal landscape as it relates to the litigation of human rights issues....

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The Awarding of Costs at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario?

Bill 147, Human Rights Code Amendment Act (Awarding of Costs), 2013 (“Bill 147”) has passed First Reading in the Ontario Legislature and, if enacted, could significantly alter the legal landscape as it relates to the litigation of human rights issues....

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Ontario Arbitrator Rules Class Size Limits Apply to Full Day Kindergarten

A provision in the collective agreement between the Simcoe County District School Board (the “Board”) and ETFO was negotiated in 2009 so as to provide that no kindergarten class would exceed 23 students.  Following the negotiation of this language, the...

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Early Bell Ringing Did Not Result in Increased Instruction Time

The school bells at twelve Ottawa area elementary schools were sounding between three and ten minutes prior to the published start times of the schools. The Union filed a grievance alleging a violation of the instructional minutes maximum enshrined in...

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Appropriate for Board to Rely on Offences Committed Twenty Years Earlier

The Grievor, a bus driver/custodian, pleaded guilty to sexual offences involving minors some twenty years earlier and was convicted. The events giving rise to the conviction occurred prior to the Grievor commencing employment with the school board. One of the...

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Differential Compensation for Disabled Teacher Upheld

An Ontario arbitrator has ruled that a full time teacher who, as a result of being accommodated for her disability worked a half time schedule for a number of school years, was not entitled to a full year’s teaching experience...

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Crown Holdings complète l’acquisition de Signode Industrial Group Holdings

Conseillers juridiques canadiens de Crown Holdings, Inc.

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