Melanie Simon - Associate

Melanie Simon

Associate, Employment and Labour

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.6835



Bar Admission

Ontario, 2017


Queen’s University, J.D.

Queen’s University, B.A. (hons.)



Melanie advises and represents employers and management on a wide range of issues in labour relations and employment law, including employment contracts, employee terminations, employment standards, grievance arbitration, human rights and workplace accommodation, occupational health and safety, workers' compensation and corporate transactions. She routinely represents clients in employment litigation and proceedings in a variety of forums, including civil court, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Ministry of Labour, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, and the Ministry of the Solicitor General. Melanie also has experience advising on employment matters in the insolvency context.

Melanie joined the firm as an associate in 2017. She articled at a large global law firm, where she worked on a variety of labour and employment litigation matters.

  • Hard Rock Digital

    Hard Rock Digital in its acquisition of WGames

  • Promise Robotics

    Promise Robotics in its closing of a $20.8 million Series A financing round

  • Select Reported Cases:

    Agilysys in its US$25 million acquisition of ResortSuite

    Higher Logic in its acquisition of Vanilla

    The Board of Trustees of the WSIB Pension Plan Fund in the conversion of WSIB’s defined benefit, single employer pension plan to a jointly sponsored pension plan

    Yellow Pages Digital & Media Solutions Ltd. and 411 Local Search Corp. as counsel in various employment litigation matters.

    Foot Locker Canada Co. in various employment matters.

    MindBeacon Software Inc. in its Series A Financing Round.

    Inversago Pharma Inc. in its Series A Financing round of $7 million.

    Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited in various grievance arbitrations.


    CCAA Proceedings:

    • Sears Canada Inc. and related restructuring efforts, including the enactment of a unique Employee Hardship fund.
    • Hollander Sleep Products and related restructuring efforts.
    • SFP Canada Ltd. and related restructuring efforts.
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  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada 2021 Champion
  • Dean’s Honour List, Queen’s University (B.A. (hons.) and J.D.)
  • Tory’s Public Interest Summer Internship Award
  • Course Prize in Collective Agreement and Arbitration
  • Course Prize in Occupational Safety, Health & Workers’ Compensation Law

  • Employment & Labour Law in Ontario, Lexology Naviagator, 2018.
  • Employment & Labour Law in Alberta, Lexology Navigator, 2018.
  • Canadian Labour and Employment Law, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) InfoPak, 2018.