Sheryl is a partner in the Employment and Labour Law Practice Area. In her employment practice Sheryl provides strategic advice and perspective on all aspects of the employment relationship, including recommending and assisting in implementing effective measures to expediently manage and proactively address workplace issues and disputes so as to reduce expose and limit liabilities. This includes such matters as negotiating employment contracts, confidentiality and intellectual property agreements, restrictive covenants, severance packages and wrongful dismissal settlements; drafting and providing seminars on human resources policies and best practices; drafting employee handbooks; advising clients on statutory matters such as human rights, occupational health and safety and employment standards entitlements and obligations; conducting workplace assessments; and conducting wrongful dismissal actions. In her labour practice Sheryl advises management in all facets of labour relations. This includes such matters as union certification drives and employer free speech campaigns, unfair labour practice applications, related and successor employer applications, collective bargaining, conciliation and representation before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Canada Industrial Relations, grievance arbitrators and grievance arbitration boards.
MARCH 24 2016
Bill 132:Significant Changes to the Laws in Ontario
On March 8, 2016 Bill 132: An Act to amend various statutes with respect to sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence and related matters received Royal Assent...
SEPTEMBER 16 2013
Sheryl Johnson Appears on Rogers TV - Toronto Speaks: Legal Advice
DECEMBER 29 2012
BYOD Tips for the Modern Law Firm
Sheryl Johnson shares her perspective with Just Magazine in her aritlce BYOD Tips for the Modern Law Firm. Sheryl discusses how with IT consumerization comes the need for lawyers, as corporate employers, to implement comprehensive BYOD programs to balance organizational needs, professional obligations as well as employer and employee preferences.
- Lorman/Lormit: Employment Standards in Ontario, 1999 - 2011 - Presenter and Chair of conferences for managers and HR professionals concerning interpretation of the Ontario ESA, 2000
- Goldhawk Live - Rob TV - Discussion of workplace issues
- HRPAO Conference - Presenter at the HRPAO conferences discussing topics including restrictive covenants
- Canadian Bar Association, 1999 - Present