Michael is a member of Heenan Blaikie’s Labour and Employment Group.
His practice encompasses virtually all aspects of labour, employment, human rights and privacy law.
Counseling small, medium and large-size employers on issues relating to effective human resources management, Michael has been recognized for his sound and practical advice and his strategic guidance.
Michael is frequently called upon to advise and represent clients with respect to various workplace matters, including hirings, dismissals, disciplinary measures, employment agreements, workplace policies, workplace investigations, electronic and social media issues, discrimination claims, harassment claims, restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreements, as well as workplace restructurings, language issues and access to information and privacy law issues.
In addition, Michael has advised and represented clients against labour and employment-related claims arising in the context of bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings, as well as labour and employment-related matters arising in the context of commercial transactions.
He has appeared before many courts and tribunals in Quebec and is regularly involved in employment litigation, collective bargaining and grievance arbitration.
Michael is a frequent speaker at in-house training sessions, conferences and at the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Management at McGill University.
- LL.B., Université Laval, 2006
- J.D., Queen's University, 2006
- B.A. (International Relations), University of British Columbia, 2001
- Barreau du Québec
- Canadian Bar Association
- The Lord Reading Law Society
Publications & Conferences
- Danny J. Kaufer and Michael D. Grodinsky, "Card Majority Certification: The Canadian Experience," Committee on Employment Law, National Retail Federation, April 2007.