“Everything now is expanding. We’re in a brave new world in terms of these new elements … that are challenging employees, employers, independent contractors and the courts.”

–Shelley Brown

Show Notes

Welcome to episode 72 It’s the week after Canada’s 43rd national election, and I’m excited to be back! One of the subjects we did not hear all that much about during the Canadian election debates was the changing nature of work – and what those changes will mean to current and new employees entering the workforce. 

In this episode, we speak with employment lawyer Shelley Brown about the relationship between workers (direct employees and those on contract) and the companies they work for. Join us as we delve into the challenges posed by outdated work contracts in the midst of constantly evolving social and workplace environments. We will discuss issues related to rights, privacy, and the latest concerns surrounding cannabis.

About this Week’s Guest

Shelley Brown B.C.L., L.L.B., L.L.M

Shelley Brown is a Toronto-based lawyer who specializes in employment law and wrongful and constructive dismissal. For over thirty years, he has advocated for individuals affected by employment and human rights issues. Shelley resides in North York with his spouse of 46 years, Dr. Vivien Brown, an acclaimed author and advocate for women’s health. They have two children and five grandchildren.