Mathias Link has advised and represented employers with respect to labour, employment and human rights law matters for more than 20 years. His practice includes defending employers in wrongful dismissal actions, human rights complaints, grievance arbitrations, certification applications, unfair labour practice complaints, claims under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and Canada Labour Code as well as disability benefits claims related actions.
Mathias acts as lead spokesperson in collective bargaining on behalf of employers and assists employers with negotiation strategy and providing ongoing advice regarding collective agreement administration.
Mathias also provides clients with strategic advice with respect to the employee related aspects of corporate restructurings, drafts employee and independent contractor agreements and reviews and provides advice concerning workplace policies in areas such as the duty to accommodate, harassment and discrimination.
Mathias spent a year as in-house counsel with one of North America's largest financial institutions. There, he provided legal and practical advice on matters focusing on employment law, human rights, employment contracts, privacy legislation and disability benefits claims.
Mathias is a frequent speaker at Ontario Bar Association and Lancaster House seminars and contributes to publications such as Lexpert, Canadian Corporate Counsel magazine and Canadian Labour and Employment Law for the U.S. Practitioner and is co-author of the chapter on Canadian Employment and Labour Law for the International Comparative Legal Guide.