Paul Macchione knows what it is like to take a bull by the horns, both in law and in life. The former he learned running with the bulls in Spain, the latter through handling a diverse range of employment issues. He provides sound advice always with a view to the broader implications of his recommended legal strategy.
Paul advises employers and employees with respect to workplace issues including dismissals, occupational health and safety concerns, employment standards compliance, labour board proceedings, employment contract interpretation, accommodation requirements and human rights matters. He has represented clients at various levels of court and before a range of tribunals including: The Ontario Labour Relations Board, The Grievance Settlement Board and The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.
Prior to joining the Whitten & Lublin team Paul was counsel at a boutique labour and employment law firm. Amongst other things, he completed a successful secondment as in-house labour and employment counsel for one of Ontario’s largest employers.
Paul earned Canadian and American law degrees at the University of Windsor and the University of Detroit Mercy. During law school he worked as a mediator in the Windsor community, was part of the Labour and Employment Law Society and served as twice-elected President of his program in his final two years. Prior to law school, Paul completed his Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Business Management at Ryerson University where he majored in Human Resources.
When Paul is not spending time with family or tackling his clients’ workplace issues he is planning his next adventure. Historically, he has enjoyed such wild activities as running with the bulls, white water rafting and skydiving.
- Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)
- The Advocates Society
- Ontario / Canadian Bar Association (Labour & Employment group)
- Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario
- Lawyers Feed the Hungry
- Champions Network of Young Professionals (CNYP) – Right to Play