Paul E. Broad

Paul Broad

Counsel, Halifax
Direct: 416.864.7286
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Year of Call: Ontario, 2000 | Nova Scotia, 2017
  • Biography

Paul Broad is an experienced labour and employment lawyer, with a general labour and employment practice. He works with a variety of employers in both the public and private sectors in a broad range of areas including employment standards, privacy and information management, labour relations, human rights and accessibility-related issues.

In addition to providing practical day-to-day advice to clients, Paul assists with complex compliance initiatives – particularly focusing on employment standards compliance. He has significant experience advising on the employment and labour aspects of corporate transactions for both purchasers and vendors.

Paul’s privacy and information management practice includes advising clients on compliance issues, policy development, and assistance with appeals of access decisions under freedom of information legislation.  He has worked with a variety of clients to achieve compliance with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), including assisting with internal audits of electronic communications practices and policy development. Paul also regularly advises on accessibility-related issues and the application of the AODA to Ontario organizations.

As a former member of the firm’s Research and Knowledge Management Groups, Paul continues to provide research and related support to clients and other members of the firm.  Paul is a member of the firm’s Professional Committee and is responsible for conflict of interest matters.

Memberships & Affiliations

Canadian Bar Association – Member

Ontario Bar Association – Member (Administrative, Labour & Employment, and Privacy Law Sections)

Select Publications & Presentations

“Ongoing Legal Developments” Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services (April 5, 2017)

“Changing Workplace Consultations”  Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services (April 28, 2016)

“Legal Framework – Video Surveillance and Emerging Technologies” AMCTO 2015 Information, Access and Privacy Forum (October 29, 2015)

“Open Government – Legal Boundaries” AMCTO 2015 Information, Access and Privacy Forum (October 29, 2015)

“Your Annual Human Resources Update” Association of Municipalities of Ontario 2014 Annual Conference (August 19, 2014)

“Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL): Filling in the Blanks” AMCTO 2014 Municipal Freedom of Information Access and Privacy Forum (November 20, 2014)

“The Integrated Accessibility Standards – What every child welfare executive should know” Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (October 4, 2013)

“The Importance of Confidentiality & Privacy for Service Providers” Tri-County Literacy Network Spring Professional Development 2013 (June 7, 2013)

Social Media Symposium, AMCTO Workshop (April 10, 2013)

“Labour & Employment Law Research – Tips & Tricks” Manitoba Bar Association Legal Research Section (June 19, 2012)


University of Toronto, B.A., LL.B.