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We do workplace law

We provide legal services to both employers and employees in the full range of issues that arise in the workplace. We ensure that our advice and representation are practical, cost-effective and tailored to the circumstances of your legal issues. With a combined twenty years of experience in the area of workplace law while representing both small and global employers, unions and individuals, we provide pro-active, results-oriented legal advice and services. Whenever possible, we draw on technology to make our services more efficient, quicker, and more relevant to today’s economy. We make the law work for you.  

Our Services

Law at work for you

For Employers

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Practice Areas

Drafting employment and independent contractor agreements

Hiring and recruiting

Employment standards and compliance

Workplace policy drafting, review and implementation

Workplace investigations

Harassment and bullying complaints

Purchase and sale, insolvency and restructuring of the workforce

Advising multi-national employers on Canadian workplace law

Workplace standards and legislation compliance training

Social media, BYOD and privacy issues

Ownership of online content

Wrongful dismissal litigation

Human rights hearings

Discipline and termination of employment

Health and safety compliance and litigation

Collective agreement negotiations

Grievance arbitrations

Certification applications

Unfair labour practice complaints

For Employees

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Practice Areas

Wrongful dismissal

Constructive dismissal

Just cause dismissal

Executive employment contracts

Revenue sharing, commission and bonus plans

Employee benefits

Discrimination and human rights

Review and advise on termination packages

Workplace harassment and bullying

Employment standards

Workplace Investigations

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Practice Areas

Conduct neutral third party investigations

Draft fact finding reports

Provide legal advice upon request

Social Media Law

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Practice Areas

Social media crisis management

Ownership of online content

Confidentiality and non-competition agreements

BYOD programs

Social media policies

Co-working and home-working arrangements

Privacy and data compliance

CASL

Compliance & Training

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Practice Areas

Regulatory compliance

Discrimination and human rights

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

Workplace violence and harassment (Bill 168)

Social media and privacy training

Our Lawyers

Who we are

Inna

Inna Koldorf

vCard | ikoldorf@koldorfstam.ca

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Biography

Inna Koldorf is a founding partner of Koldorf Stam LLP and a leading practitioner in the labour and employment law bar in Ontario. Inna’s practice focuses on providing clients with strategic advice on all workplace-related issues, including labour relations, employment standards, employment contracts, termination of employment and human rights. Inna takes a practical approach to dealing with labour and employment issues and assists clients with pro-actively targeting potential concerns to prevent issues before they arise. However, since litigation is sometimes necessary, Inna frequently appears before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Canada Industrial Relations Board, boards of arbitration and Ontario courts.

Inna regularly speaks at seminars on labour and employment law topics, is the author of several legal articles addressing current issues in labour and employment law and is the co-author of a chapter on employment law in a text book on Social Media and Internet Law.

Professional Membership & Volunteer Work

Ontario Bar Association Labour & Employment Law Section Executive (2012 to present)

Ontario Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Continuing Legal Education Committee (2008-2013)

Past Vice President of the Northview Heights Early Learning Centre Advocates’ Society

Education & Bar Admittance

Admitted to practice law in Ontario in 2004

Bachelor of Laws, Queen’s University, 2003

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology and Law and Society,
York University, 2000

Lisa

Lisa Stam

vCard lstam@koldorfstam.ca

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Biography

Lisa Stam is a founding partner of Koldorf Stam LLP and practices all aspects of employment, labour, human rights and social media law. She regularly provides clients with domestic and international employment advice, drafting offer letters and employment contracts, workplace policies and handbooks, advising on bonus and commission plans, workplace privacy issues, health and safety issues, independent contractors, confidential and proprietary information, and discipline and terminations. She has also advised on a variety of human rights issues such as accommodating disabilities in the workplace, sexual harassment, discrimination and gender transition.

Lisa frequently speaks on and advises clients about the impact, risks and opportunities of social media legal issues, including issues related to workplace misconduct, privacy breaches, evidentiary weight of social media information, social media crisis management, cross-jurisdictional and global issues with social media, and general strategy on handling social media in business.

Professional Memberships & Volunteer Work

Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations

Advocates’ Society

Women’s Law Association of Ontario

Member of the Canadian Netherlands Business and Professionals Association

Education & Bar Admittance

Admitted to practice law in Ontario in 2004

Bachelor of Laws, Dalhousie Law School, 2003

Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Toronto

 

Legally Speaking

Inna Koldorf

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Speaking Engagements

2013

“Clients, Clients Everywhere – Essential Tips for Aspiring Rainmakers” at Ontario Bar Association (November 2013)

“Fundamentals of Employment Law” at Ontario Bar Association (September 2013)

“Employment Law Update” at Ontario Bar Association (June 7, 2013)

2012

“Starting Your Own Law Practice “ at Ontario Bar Association (November 2012)

“Annual Update on Human Rights: Keeping on Top of Key Developments” at Ontario Bar Association (June 2012)

“Effective Advocacy Before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario” at Ontario Bar Association (May 2012)

2011

“Employee Discharge and Documentation: When Can Flawed Documentation Be Worse Than None At All?” at Lorman Conference (October 2011)

“Excelling At Articles” at Ontario Bar Association (August 2011)

2010

“Excelling At Articles” at Ontario Bar Association (August 2010)

Books

Author of “Employment Issues: Social Media Strategy for Employers and Handling Employees’ Misuse of Social Media” in Social Media and Internet Law, 1st ed. Lexis Nexis Canada, 2014.

Papers/Articles

Want a Job? ‘Friend’ me First!” in Perspectives: The Canadian Bar Association National Labour and Employment Law Section Newsletter (November 2013)

Dismissed Employees are Required to Accept Re-employment or Risk Denial of Damages” article in Ontario Bar Association Labour and Employment Law Section (November 2013)

Do not take advantage of terminated employees, Court tells employer” in Work Matters, The Ontario Bar Association Labour & Employment Section Newsletter (December 2012)

“If at First You Don’t Succeed, Tough Luck: Courts Put an End to Forum Shopping” in National Journal of Constitutional Law (July 2012)

“Finally Predictable: The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal’s S. 45.1 Jurisprudence After Trozzi and Figliola” in Ontario Bar Association Annual Update on Human Rights: Keeping on Top of Key Developments (June 2012)

“Human Rights Tribunals Do Not Have a Monopoly Over Human Rights Issues” in Ontario Bar Association Administrative Law Section Newsletter (November 2011)

“Discipline and Discharge: The Intersection of the Workplace and Social Media” in Lorman Seminar on Employee Discharge and Documentation: When Can Flawed Documentation Be Worse Than None At All? (October 21, 2011)

Employee’s personal communication using employer’s e-mail not within employer’s custody or control, Divisional Court Rules” in Labour & Employment Law Perspective, Canadian Bar Association National Labour & Employment Law Section Newsletter (June 2011)

Piercing the corporate veil: Directors may now be personally liable to employees for debts of the corporation” in Labour & Employment Law Perspective, Canadian Bar Association National Labour & Employment Law Section Newsletter (June 2010)

“Temperature Rising: Class Actions Are Heating Up (Pensions)” in Co-Author – International Foundation Conference (September 2006)

“New Developments in the Collection of Pension and Benefits in the Construction Industry in Ontario” in Ottawa Legislative Update for the International Foundation (May 2005)

Media

Tips for Employers when throwing holiday parties” in The Canadian Press
(December 2013) and interview on Newstalk 610 CKTB

“Case Emphasizes Duty to Mitigate by Accepting Re-Employment” in Law Times
(November 2013)

No-Smokers Hiring Policy May Be More Trouble Than It’s Worth” in Financial Post, The Vancouver Sun, The Montreal Gazzette,
The StarPheonix, and The Leader Post (June 2013)

Employers Atwitter About Social Media” in Financial Post
(May 2012)

Lisa Stam

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Speaking Engagements

2013

“BYOD: Building a Program Right for your Organization” at Canadian Institute Workshop (Nov 2013)

“The ESA Beyond the 9-5: Mobile Workforce, Overtime, BYOD and Social Media” at Lorman Conference (Oct 2013)

“Social Media in the Health Care Sector” at Heath Professionals Appeal and Review Board & Health Services Appeal and Review Board Joint Tribunal Members’ Educational Conference (Oct 2013)

“BYOD: Employment, Organizational & Tech Issues”, co-presenter at the International Association of Privacy Professionals Seminar (Sept 2013)

“Employment Law Issues in the New Immigration Law Regime” at firm client event (Sept 2013); *video link available upon request

“The Workplace in the SM Age: Confronting the Challenges” co-presenter at Osgoode HR Law for HR Professionals Certificate Program (July 2012)

“Social Media for Executives”, to Women President’s Organization, Toronto chapter (June 2013)

“Identifying and Managing Risk in Using Social Media and Bring-Your Own Device (BYOD) in Your Organization”, co-presenter at Canadian Institute (May 2013)

“Social Media, Overtime and the Salaried Worker – How to Deal with the Elimination of the 9-5 Workday” at Lorman Conference (May 2013)

“What’s New in Social Media, Technology & Privacy in the Workplace”, at Osgoode Professional Development CLE Program of “What’s New in Employment Law 2013″ (May 2013)

“Implications of Accommodation & AODA”, at firm client event (April 2013)

“When International Employee Assignments Go Bad”, on panel hosted by Canadian Employee Relocation Counsel program (April 2013)

“Social Media in Business”, participant in Canadian Netherlands Business & Professionals Association program on business development (March 2013)

“Social Media and Terminations: Caselaw Update”, at Federated Press program (February 2013)

“Social Media & Legal Marketing”, on Ontario Bar Association’s Institute 2013 panel (February 2013)

2012

“How to Get Fired Because of Facebook: Social Media and Terminations in the Health Sector”, at Manitoba’s InterAct EMS conference (October 2012)

“The Borderless Workplace: Social Media, Privacy and Technology Issues”, at firm client event (October 2012)

“Update on AODA”, at firm client event (September 2012)

“Jones v Tsige: The New Privacy Tort”, at Lorman Conference (July 2012)

“Freedom of Speech & Social Media in the Academic Workplace”, McMaster University (June 2012)

“Taking Your Social Media Policy International”, global client event (April 2012)

“Professionalism and Practice Management Issues in Social Media”, at LSUC Employment Law Summit on the New Workplace in the Age of Social Media (April 2012)

“Social Media in the Global Workplace”, presentation hosted by Foreign Lawyers Association in Tokyo, Japan (April 2012)

“Social Media, Terminations and Slander”, Federated Press Program (March 2012)

“Canadian Employment Law 101”, firm client events in Chicago, Houston and Dallas (February 2012)

“Employment Law Issues in Hiring & Interviews”, firm client event (February 2012)

“AODA Update”, firm client event (January 2012)

2011

“Accessibility for Ontarians with a Disability Act in the Workplace”, at Human Resources Professionals Association conference (October 2011)

Participant on firm Privacy Panel with the Ontario Privacy Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian (October 2011)

“Privacy & Proprietary Information”, for Retail Council of Canada (September 2011)

“Workplace Disability Law: Accessibility for Ontarians with a Disability Act and the Human Rights Code”, at Rehabilitation Network (September 2011)

2008-2010

“Bill 168 – Employer’s Sword or Shield?” at Employer’s Advocacy Council’s Business Summit –(March 2010)

“Ontario Human Rights Regime – A New Era: Should Employers Be Concerned?” at Employer’s Advocacy Council’s Business Summit on Workplace Safety & Insurance (March 2009)

“Remedial Certifications”, at Law Society of Upper Canada 6 Minute Labour Lawyer program (June 2008)

Ontario Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Programs:

Co-Chair of Labour Law 101 (November 2009)

Co-Chair of When Health Law & Labour/Employment Law Collide (December 2008)

Co-Chair of Clients, Clients Everywhere: Tips for Aspiring Rainmakers (November 2008)

Co-Chair of Pension Law 101 (November 2007)

Co-Chair of You Can Run But You Cannot Hide: Pension Primer for Everyday Practice (November 2006)

Books

Co-Author of Ontario Employment Law Handbook - An Employer’s Guide, 10th ed, LexisNexis Canada, 2011

Co-Author of Canadian chapter in International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook, Kluwer Law International, 2010 and 2013

Papers/Articles
Media

Employees often take data when they leave” – CBC technology news interview, Feb, 2013.

Workplace productivity and sports pools” – CBC The Current interview, May 12, 2010.

Are you ready for Bill 168?” – Law Times interview, June 14, 2010.

Social Media

Lisa_blog

Employment and Human Rights Law in Canada, published by Lisa Stam.

Lisa explores employment and human rights law in her blog, with a particular interest in the way in which technology and social media intersect with workplace issues.

Twitter

 

Inna Koldorf: @innakoldorf

Lisa Stam: @lisastam

Koldorf Stam: @koldorfstamlaw

Our Fees

Valuing your law at work

We do not have oaklined walls to house gold-plated desks.  But we do have a modern, technologically savvy infrastructure deliberately designed from the outside in, to stay relentlessly focused on what will achieve the best and most cost-effective client service.  We align our legal fees and law firm infrastructure to your business reality and budget.

Predictable

Surprises are for birthdays, not legal bills.  We do not start charging for legal services until we have mutually agreed on the scope and cost of the matter.  Once retained by you, we will communicate with you on a regular basis, so that you know exactly where you stand with your legal budget.

Value-Based

The cost of your legal services should reflect their value to you. We will work with you to align our legal fees with your expectations and the actual scope of your legal matter.  Where we can replace the billable hour with a fixed fee, we will.  Budgetable, set fees make everyone more comfortable.

Transparent

You shouldn’t need a PhD to understand your legal bills.  We will bill you for the agreed-upon legal services, and will talk to you about disbursements like court fees.  We will set out the cost in writing of each stage of your matter so that you always have a clear roadmap of where your legal fees are going.

Our Contact

Toronto Office

100 King Street West, Suite 5700
Toronto, Ontario M5X 1C7  Canada
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Vaughan, Ontario L4K 0C3  Canada
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