Ruben Goulart, a partner at Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP, is an HR lawyer with
over 25 years of experience in the HR field, supporting both unionized and non-unionized
clients. His practice is management-focused: he primarily represents employers on an array
of legal issues, including labour relations, occupational health and safety and human rights.
He represents a wide spectrum of clients and industries, with a particular focus on manu-facturing
and third-party logistics. His practice has always been based in the western GTA,
and he enjoys being actively involved in the community. He has served as the corporate sec-retary
to the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga since 2003. Read the article he co-wrote
about the legalities surrounding providing employee references, starting on page 13.
Sreya Roy is a lawyer and HR adviser at Bernardi Human Resources Law LLP. Since being
called to the bar, she has dedicated her practice exclusively to labour, employment and HR law.
She receives great satisfaction from providing her clients with timely, creative and pragmatic
advice. Roy’s calm and deliberate approach allows her to maintain focus on her client’s needs and
be proactive in identifying and preventing potential problems. She has assisted both unionized
and non-unionized employers in matters before the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of
Justice, Small Claims Court, Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and Ontario Labour Relations
Board. Her passion for assisting employers in creating safe and inclusive workplaces is influenced
by her volunteer involvement in various not-for-profit organizations aimed at empowering
marginalized members of our communities. Read the article she co-wrote about the legalities
surrounding providing employee references, starting on page 13.
With experience in several industries and over 25 years in financial services, Marni provides
overall leadership and strategic direction in the areas of human resources and corporate
and internal communications. She is responsible for ensuring a highly competent, engaged
and productive workforce, and for creating communication strategies to maximize employ-ee
commitment and achieve corporate goals. Read Johnson’s article about how to attract
diverse talent by identifying and overcoming unconscious bias, starting on page 31.
LIZ SCOTT, PH.D.
Liz Scott, Ph.D., is the founder, principal and CEO of Organizational Solutions Inc., a
national disability management and workers’ compensation claims management firm.
Bringing more than 25 years of experience and proven expertise in senior national and in-ternational
disability and risk management roles, Scott is an internationally respected and
consulted professor, thought-leader, public speaker and author in the field. She has been
honoured several times as a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
Scott is the co-author of the book, Comprehensive Disability Management, and teaches at
McGill, Guelph and Ryerson Universities. Read the article she wrote about the potential
for medium-term disability status to solve certain issues relating to long-term disability sta-tus,
starting on page 35.
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