Kelly advises local, national and international clients on identifying and implementing strategies to mitigate workplace related legal risks. She is a trusted advisor to clients on employment disputes and best practices for developing and maintaining workplace policies and for complying with employment standards, human rights, workplace safety, and employee privacy laws. Kelly regularly negotiates contractual agreements on behalf of employers, including employment and consulting agreements, restrictive covenant terms, as well as termination arrangements for departing employees. She also represents clients in various forums in connection with employment-related disputes, such as wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal and human rights claims and complaints and advises regularly on workplace investigations.
A significant portion of Kelly’s practice is advising on executive-level employment matters, including employment and separation arrangements and succession planning. Her employment law practice is complemented by her specialization in executive compensation; Kelly provides advice to both public and private companies on their equity and non-equity compensation arrangements. She also has significant experience advising on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, insolvencies, restructuring and outsourcing transactions, where identifies and provides practical strategies for mitigating workforce-related risks.