RICH APPIAH AND ANDREW CARRICATO
Rich Appiah is a partner of Israel Foulon LLP in Toronto. He and his associate, Andrew
Carricato, regularly advise employers with respect to the many complex issues that affect employment
relationships. Such issues include effective performance management, dismissals
with or without cause, human rights accommodations, employment standards, health and
safety, collective agreement negotiation and union grievances. Appiah and Carricato have
collectively appeared before all levels of Ontario courts and before provincial and federal
boards and tribunals. Read their article about independent contractor relationships, starting
on page 13.
Josh Bersin founded Bersin in 2001 to provide research and advisory services focused on
corporate learning. He is responsible for Bersin by Deloitte’s long-term strategy and market
eminence. Bersin is a frequent speaker at industry events and has been quoted on talent management
topics in Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, BBC Radio,
CBS Radio and National Public Radio. He is a popular blogger for Forbes.com and has been
a columnist since 2007 for Chief Learning Officer magazine. Read his article about becoming
an irresistible employer through year-round employee engagement, starting on page 33.
Gurnek Bains is founder and chairman of YSC, a leadership consulting firm, and has worked
for over 25 years with senior leaders around the world and remains a trusted advisor to some
of the most senior leaders in British and international business. He is author of the bestselling
Meaning Inc: The Blueprint for Business Success in the 21st Century. His book Cultural
DNA: The Psychology of Globalization was published in March 2015. Read his article about
overcoming western culture bias in the business world, starting on page 35.
Melanie Warner is a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. She advises private and public
sector employers on a full range of labour and employment law matters, including
recruitment, pre-employment screening, hiring, employment and independent contractor
agreements, executive employment contracts, workplace policies, employee discipline,
dismissal (without just cause, for cause and constructive dismissal), performance and attendance
management, disability management, social media in the workplace, privacy in
the workplace and more. Read Warner’s article about the liabilities of cyber-bullying in the
workplace, starting on page 37.
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