Erin Porter’s practice is focused on advising and representing employers in labour, employment and
human rights matters. With considerable experience in the health care sector, Porter offers strategic and
practical advice to her clients. She frequently appears before arbitrators, the Ontario Labour Relations
Board and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. Porter also has experience negotiating and inter-preting
collective agreements, drafting employment policies and conducting workplace investigations.
She has been a speaker at professional and client-based seminars on topics such as the duty to accom-modate,
preparing for arbitration, workplace investigations, code of conduct and last chance agreements.
Her article on working notice begins on page 11.
PETER V. MATUKAS
Peter Matukas is an employment lawyer, a credentialed workplace investigator (AWI-CH) through
the Association of Workplace Investigators and leads the workplace investigations group at Harris +
Harris LLP (www.harrisandharris.com). Matukas has practiced employment law for over ten years,
working closely with human resources departments. He has considerable experience drafting and
implementing employee policies, procedures, handbooks and dealing with various employment issues.
Matukas’ experience and specialized legal and workplace investigation training provides extensive
insight into any workplace investigation. He can be reached at 416-798-2722, ext. 272 or by e-mail at
email@example.com. His article on workplace investigators – the third in a series of five
– starts on page 13.
Margaret Eaton has over 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector. Since 2012, she has served
as executive director of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC), a multi-stakeholder
council that brings leaders together to create and champion solutions to better integrate
immigrants in the GTA labour market. She has volunteered as a mentor for the Canadian Marketing
Hall of Legends and as a board member and advisor for many not-for-profit organizations in immi-gration,
literacy and the arts. In 2012, she was awarded a Diamond Jubilee medal for contributions to
literacy and culture. On page 15, Eaton discusses how organizations should do away with a “Canadian
Experience” requirement when hiring foreign workers.
Charles Benayon founded Aspiria Corp. in 2003 with a vision to make a meaningful difference. Fifteen
years later, Aspiria is a leader in the mental health industry providing Employee and Student Assistance
Programs to over 1,000,000 employees and students in over 500 organizations across Canada. A social
worker by profession, Benayon is active in his community as board member of Tourette Canada and
co-chair of the annual Tourette Golf Tournament; a cause close to his heart. Through the core values of
responsiveness, dedication and integrity, Aspiria creates expert health solutions that empower organiza-tions
and their people. Benayon’s article looks at how EAPs can help in times of crisis, find it on page 17.
Dylan E. Augruso is a lawyer in Dickinson Wright’s Canadian Employment Law Group. He regularly
provides employment law advice to employers on a variety of workplace issues, including discipline
and wrongful dismissal matters, human rights management and litigation and health and safety issues.
Augruso also assists employers with the drafting of employment agreements, workplace policies, sev-erance
packages and the resolution of workplace disputes. He can be reached at 416-777-2406 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Augruso’s article, on page 19, dives into Ontario’s employment law
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