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DLA Piper adds labour and employment associate in Toronto

Thursday, December 03, 2020 @ 9:30 AM | By John Chunn


DLA Piper (Canada) LLP welcomed Matthew Demeo to ‎the firm’s Toronto office as an associate in the employment and labour ‎group.‎

According to a DLA Piper press release, Demeo’s practice focuses on advising employers on complex workplace issues and advocating on their behalf in negotiations and legal disputes. His has experience in drafting employment agreements, restrictive covenants and workplace policies, advising on individual terminations, restructurings and business closures and navigating labour relations. He also assists businesses with balancing their respective rights and obligations around employment standards, human rights, workplace bullying and harassment and occupational health and safety.

Demeo has represented employers at labour arbitrations, before administrative tribunals and at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Federal Court of Canada.

Prior to joining the firm, Demeo practised at McCarthy Tétrault with clients from across Canada, the United States and abroad. Before pursuing a law career he worked as a human resources manager in the manufacturing industry.