Paul Boshyk 

Toronto  t: 416.865.7298  |  e: paul.boshyk@mcmillan.ca
Calgary  t: 403.231.8389

Paul Boshyk

Toronto
Brookfield Place, Suite 4400
181 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3

t: 416.865.7298
e: paul.boshyk@mcmillan.ca

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Paul is a Partner in the firm's Advocacy & Employment Group. He has broad experience in the areas of employment and labour law, and civil litigation.

In his employment and labour practice, Paul advises domestic and international clients in all aspects of provincial and federal law, including hiring and termination, collective bargaining, human rights, and workplace investigations. He also regularly acts for vendors and purchasers in connection with the employment and labour implications of complex corporate transactions.

In his litigation practice, Paul has appeared as lead counsel before all levels of court in Ontario, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and at numerous mediations and arbitrations.

Paul holds a J.D. from the University of Calgary and a B.A.H. in Political Science from Queen's University. As a former member of the Golden Gaels Varsity Football Team, he was twice honoured with Canadian Interuniversity Sport Academic All-Canadian recognition, and was awarded the Bill Miklas Trophy for Academics, Athletics and Citizenship.

Representative Matters

Corporate Transactions

  • Acted for In-House Realty, sister company of retail mortgage lender Quicken Loans, in connection with its acquisition of OpenHouse Realty
  • Acted for Legrand North America LLC. in connection with its acquisition of Solarfective Products Limited.
  • Acted for Thoma Bravo, LLC in connection with its $1.575 billion acquisition of the shares of TRADER Corporation (autoTRADER)
  • Acted for SABMiller plc as Canadian counsel in connection with Canadian Competition Bureau clearance of its USD$107 billion take-over by Anheuser Busch InBev SA/NV
  • Acted for Experis, part of the ManpowerGroup family of companies, in connection with its acquisition of a majority ownership of Veritaaq Technology House Inc.
  • Acted for Israel Chemicals Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of the outstanding common shares of Allana Potash Corp.
  • Acted for G3 Global Grain Group in connection with the privatization of G3 Canada Limited (formerly The Canadian Wheat Board)
  • Acted for HB Construction Company Ltd., a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of The Williams Companies, Inc., in connection with its acquisition of certain assets of Comstock Canada Ltd.
  • Acted for Resource Label Group, LLC in connection with its acquisition of certain assets of A1 Label Inc.
  • Acted for FrontStream Payments, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of the shares of leading online fundraising solutions provider Artez Interactive

Selected Cases

  • Successfully defended dismissal of senior-executive for breach of fiduciary duty in 969625 Ontario Ltd. v Goldstone Resources, 2017 ONSC 879
  • Successfully upheld dismissal for workplace sexual harassment in Innophos Canada Inc. v United Steelworkers, Local Union 6304, 2016 CanLII 30878 (Ont Arb)
  • Successfully moved to dismiss action for delay in Pombo v Canac Kitchens, 2016 ONSC 1064
  • Successfully opposed application for union certification in Detour Gold Corp. v Ontario Pipe Trades Council of the UA, 2015 CarswellOnt 704 (OLRB)
  • Successfully opposed unjust dismissal complaint under the Canada Labour Code in Rowland v Cherokee Trailer & Truck Repairs, 2015 CLB 540 (Rose)
  • Represented the successful estate trustees in Sheard Estate, 2013 ONSC 7729
  • Represented the successful defamation plaintiff in Kim v Dongpo News, 2013 ONSC 5751
  • Represented the successful employer in Tilton Industries Inc. v CAW-Canada, 2013 CanLII 101359 (Ont Arb)

Publications

Coming Soon: Significant Changes to Alberta's Employment Standards Code
Entrée en vigueur imminente des nouvelles exigences en matière d'accessibilité prévues par la LAPHO
Alberta Court of Appeal Uses Blue Pencil to Save Non-Compete
Nouvelles règles de prévention du harcèlement et de la violence en milieu de travail pour les employeurs sous réglementation fédérale
Nouvelles règles de prévention du harcèlement et de la violence en milieu de travail pour les employeurs sous réglementation fédérale
Nouvelles règles de prévention du harcèlement et de la violence en milieu de travail pour les employeurs sous réglementation fédérale
Nouvelles règles de prévention du harcèlement et de la violence en milieu de travail pour les employeurs sous réglementation fédérale
Une banque jugée responsable dans la plus grande action collective sur les heures supplémentaires non rémunérées au Canada
COVID-19: Alberta Government Announces List of Essential Services
The "Fix" Is In: Alberta Employee Awarded 34.5 Months' Damages for Breach of Contract
Court of Appeal Serves Reminder that Contractors May Be Entitled to Reasonable Notice
Sorry Not Sorry: Ontario Decision Highlights "Aggravating Factors" in Sexual Harassment Cases
Happy New Year! Supreme Court Limits Employers' Duty to Inspect Work Places
It's Not What You Asked, It's How You Asked It: Employer Pays the Price for Asking Human Rights-Based Questions of Job Applicant
The Fixed-Term Employment Contract: It's Your Funeral
Alberta Doing Away with Flexible Averaging Agreements
Ontario Court of Appeal: Employment Standards Act, 2000 Does Not Apply to Shareholder Rights
24-Hour Rule: Court Confirms Limits of Medically Prescribed Cannabis Use in the Workplace
Alberta Bill 2: More Changes to Employment & Labour Laws on the Horizon
Court of Appeal Refuses to Recognize Freestanding "Tort of Harassment"
Weighing Your Options? Reasonable Notice Means Weighing Your Evidence, Count Summary Judgment Out
2018: Year of the Employer? Two (More) Helpful Decisions on Termination Clauses
Government of Canada Proposes Substantial Changes to Federal Employment Standards
Helping Your Workplace Navigate the Legalization of Marijuana
Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Random Drug & Alcohol Testing Appeal
Ontario Government Walks Back Changes to Public Holiday Pay Calculation
Alberta Court of Appeal confirms ambiguous termination provisions should be interpreted in favour of employees
Taking Stock of Alberta's New Employment Standards
Alberta Bill 30: Changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act on the Horizon
Alberta Decision a Win for Random Drug & Alcohol Testing (For Now)
Blown Save: ONCA Delivers "Bad News" to Employers Regarding Severability Clauses
Character Matters: Don't Be So Quick to (Summary) Judge
In Case You Missed It: Significant Changes to Alberta's Workplace Laws Are Coming
Pas d'accident sans conséquences : La Cour suprême du Canada confirme le congédiement d'un employé dépendant aux drogues
Ontario Bill 148: Enhanced Workplace Enforcement Measures are Coming
Ontario Bill 148 What Does It Mean for Employers in the Construction Industry
Contracting Out: Not Always Successor or Common Employer
Good News/Old News: Why Wood v Deeley is Nothing (New) for Employers to Sweat
Employment Contracts: Enforceable Termination Provisions Exist
Back in Styles: Controversial Incentive Compensation Decision Gets Overturned
Bill 26: Proposed Domestic Violence Leave a First of its Kind in Ontario
New Year, New AODA Requirements
Reminder: Changes to Workplace Harassment Rules are Just Around the Corner
Mis(class)ified? First-of-its-Kind Class Action Gets the Green Light
Employment Contracts and the Duty to Act Honestly
Supreme Court Issues Final Word on Code Protections Against Without Cause Dismissal
The Cure for What Ails You: Court Rejects "Technical Objections" to Termination Provision
How to Protect Business Property and Information in Commercial Transactions
2 Become 1: AODA Standards to Consolidate on July 1st
Keeping the Faith: Human Rights Damages Awarded to Unqualified Job Applicant
I'm Taking My Contract and Going to Court: Employers Must Consider Contractual Interests of Dismissed Employees
AODA Update: New Employment Standard Requirements Right Around the Corner
Handle With Care: Damages May Be Awarded for Unreasonable Disciplinary Action
The Emaciation of Ontario's Labour Relations Board and Human Rights Tribunal
Restitutionary Damages: Recent Decisions Affirm Broad Powers of Human Rights Tribunal
Record High Damages for Workplace Sexual Misconduct in Landmark Human Rights Decision
Performance Bonuses: Employer Discretion Alive and Well
Up and Atom: Victory for Federally Regulated Employers as Court Okays Without Cause Dismissals
28 Years Later: Constitutional Right to Strike Confirmed by Supreme Court
Be Prepared: Ontario Enacts Significant Changes to Employment Laws
Has Your Organization Filed an Accessibility Report? This – and Other AODA Requirements – Fast Approaching
Settling Outside the Box: Scotiabank Reaches Novel Deal in Overtime Class Action
Are Contractual Termination Provisions Reliable?
Facebook posts about co-worker sanctioned by human rights law
Preparing for "round 2" of the AODA: The integrated accessibility standards
U can't touch this: Insurance sales brokers may be free to take their book of business elsewhere
Not what you bargained for: Court hands down controversial ruling on termination provisions
Employees have a reasonable expectation of privacy in workplace computers, says Supreme Court
Click to upload: Alberta court backs right to post picket line surveillance videos on the internet
Employees are required to disclose confidential medical information for accommodation purposes

News

McMillan S.E.N.C.R.L., s.r.l. annonce des promotions aux rangs d'associé(e) participant(e) et d'associé(e)
Paul Boshyk déconseille aux employeurs de poser certaines questions aux candidats à un emploi
Paul Boshyk s'exprime sur le refus de la Cour d'appel de reconnaître le « délit civil de harcèlement » (Law Times)
Cluep réalise la vente de son entreprise à Impact Group
Conseiller canadien de Refresco Group N.V. dans le cadre de son acquisition de Corporation Cott pour 1,25 G$ US
Conseiller canadien de Refresco Group N.V. dans le cadre de son acquisition de Corporation Cott pour 1,25 G$ US

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Certificate of Negotiation - 2015
  • University of Calgary, JD - 2011
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, BAH (Political Science) - 2008

Year Of Call

  • Barreau de l'Alberta - 2017
  • Barreau de l'Ontario - 2012

Practices

droit du travail et de l'emploi
droit de l'emploi
litiges en matière d'emploi
rémunération des cadres supérieurs
harcèlement et discrimination
arbitrage de griefs
relations de travail
litige
construction

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
  • Ontario Bar Association

Media Mentions

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Paul is a Partner in the firm's Advocacy & Employment Group. He has broad experience in the areas of employment and labour law, and civil litigation.

In his employment and labour practice, Paul advises domestic and international clients in all aspects of provincial and federal law, including hiring and termination, collective bargaining, human rights, and workplace investigations. He also regularly acts for vendors and purchasers in connection with the employment and labour implications of complex corporate transactions.

In his litigation practice, Paul has appeared as lead counsel before all levels of court in Ontario, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and at numerous mediations and arbitrations.

Paul holds a J.D. from the University of Calgary and a B.A.H. in Political Science from Queen's University. As a former member of the Golden Gaels Varsity Football Team, he was twice honoured with Canadian Interuniversity Sport Academic All-Canadian recognition, and was awarded the Bill Miklas Trophy for Academics, Athletics and Citizenship.

Corporate Transactions

  • Acted for In-House Realty, sister company of retail mortgage lender Quicken Loans, in connection with its acquisition of OpenHouse Realty
  • Acted for Legrand North America LLC. in connection with its acquisition of Solarfective Products Limited.
  • Acted for Thoma Bravo, LLC in connection with its $1.575 billion acquisition of the shares of TRADER Corporation (autoTRADER)
  • Acted for SABMiller plc as Canadian counsel in connection with Canadian Competition Bureau clearance of its USD$107 billion take-over by Anheuser Busch InBev SA/NV
  • Acted for Experis, part of the ManpowerGroup family of companies, in connection with its acquisition of a majority ownership of Veritaaq Technology House Inc.
  • Acted for Israel Chemicals Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of the outstanding common shares of Allana Potash Corp.
  • Acted for G3 Global Grain Group in connection with the privatization of G3 Canada Limited (formerly The Canadian Wheat Board)
  • Acted for HB Construction Company Ltd., a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of The Williams Companies, Inc., in connection with its acquisition of certain assets of Comstock Canada Ltd.
  • Acted for Resource Label Group, LLC in connection with its acquisition of certain assets of A1 Label Inc.
  • Acted for FrontStream Payments, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of the shares of leading online fundraising solutions provider Artez Interactive

Selected Cases

  • Successfully defended dismissal of senior-executive for breach of fiduciary duty in 969625 Ontario Ltd. v Goldstone Resources, 2017 ONSC 879
  • Successfully upheld dismissal for workplace sexual harassment in Innophos Canada Inc. v United Steelworkers, Local Union 6304, 2016 CanLII 30878 (Ont Arb)
  • Successfully moved to dismiss action for delay in Pombo v Canac Kitchens, 2016 ONSC 1064
  • Successfully opposed application for union certification in Detour Gold Corp. v Ontario Pipe Trades Council of the UA, 2015 CarswellOnt 704 (OLRB)
  • Successfully opposed unjust dismissal complaint under the Canada Labour Code in Rowland v Cherokee Trailer & Truck Repairs, 2015 CLB 540 (Rose)
  • Represented the successful estate trustees in Sheard Estate, 2013 ONSC 7729
  • Represented the successful defamation plaintiff in Kim v Dongpo News, 2013 ONSC 5751
  • Represented the successful employer in Tilton Industries Inc. v CAW-Canada, 2013 CanLII 101359 (Ont Arb)
Octobre 2020
Coming Soon: Significant Changes to Alberta's Employment Standards Code(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment and Labour 

Septembre 2020
Entrée en vigueur imminente des nouvelles exigences en matière d'accessibilité prévues par la LAPHO

Bulletin en droit de l’emploi et des relations de travail

Septembre 2020
Alberta Court of Appeal Uses Blue Pencil to Save Non-Compete(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment and Labour Law Bulletin

Mars 2020
COVID-19: Alberta Government Announces List of Essential Services(seulement disponible en anglais)

Business Law Bulletin

Février 2020
The "Fix" Is In: Alberta Employee Awarded 34.5 Months' Damages for Breach of Contract(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment and Labour Bulletin

Février 2020
Court of Appeal Serves Reminder that Contractors May Be Entitled to Reasonable Notice(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment and Labour Bulletin

Janvier 2020
Sorry Not Sorry: Ontario Decision Highlights "Aggravating Factors" in Sexual Harassment Cases(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment Law Bulletin

Janvier 2020
Happy New Year! Supreme Court Limits Employers' Duty to Inspect Work Places(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment and Labour Bulletin

Septembre 2019
The Fixed-Term Employment Contract: It's Your Funeral(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment and Labour Bulletin

Août 2019
Alberta Doing Away with Flexible Averaging Agreements(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment and Labour Bulletin

Juillet 2019
Ontario Court of Appeal: Employment Standards Act, 2000 Does Not Apply to Shareholder Rights(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment and Labour

Juin 2019
24-Hour Rule: Court Confirms Limits of Medically Prescribed Cannabis Use in the Workplace(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment and Labour

Mai 2019
Alberta Bill 2: More Changes to Employment & Labour Laws on the Horizon(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment and Labour Bulletin

Mars 2019
Court of Appeal Refuses to Recognize Freestanding "Tort of Harassment"(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment & Labour Bulletin

Décembre 2018
Weighing Your Options? Reasonable Notice Means Weighing Your Evidence, Count Summary Judgment Out(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment and Labour Bulletin

Novembre 2018
2018: Year of the Employer? Two (More) Helpful Decisions on Termination Clauses(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment & Labour Bulletin

Novembre 2018
Government of Canada Proposes Substantial Changes to Federal Employment Standards(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment and Labour Relations Law Bulletin

Septembre 2018
Helping Your Workplace Navigate the Legalization of Marijuana(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment and Labour Bulletin

Juin 2018
Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Random Drug & Alcohol Testing Appeal(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment & Labour Bulletin

Mai 2018
Ontario Government Walks Back Changes to Public Holiday Pay Calculation(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment Law Bulletin 

Février 2018
Taking Stock of Alberta's New Employment Standards(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment & Labour Bulletin

Janvier 2018
Alberta Bill 30: Changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act on the Horizon(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment and Labour Bulletin

Novembre 2017
Alberta Decision a Win for Random Drug & Alcohol Testing (For Now)(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment & Labour Bulletin

Novembre 2017
Blown Save: ONCA Delivers "Bad News" to Employers Regarding Severability Clauses(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment & Labour Bulletin

Octobre 2017
Character Matters: Don't Be So Quick to (Summary) Judge(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment & Labour Bulletin

Août 2017
In Case You Missed It: Significant Changes to Alberta's Workplace Laws Are Coming(seulement disponible en anglais)

Litigation Bulletin

Juin 2017
Ontario Bill 148: Enhanced Workplace Enforcement Measures are Coming(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment and Labour Bulletin

Juin 2017
Ontario Bill 148 What Does It Mean for Employers in the Construction Industry(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment and Labour Bulletin

Avril 2017
Contracting Out: Not Always Successor or Common Employer(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment and Labour Relations Bulletin

Avril 2017
Good News/Old News: Why Wood v Deeley is Nothing (New) for Employers to Sweat(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment & Labour

Février 2017
Employment Contracts: Enforceable Termination Provisions Exist(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment and Labour Bulletin

Janvier 2017
Back in Styles: Controversial Incentive Compensation Decision Gets Overturned(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment and Labour Bulletin

Janvier 2017
Bill 26: Proposed Domestic Violence Leave a First of its Kind in Ontario(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment and Labour Bulletin

Décembre 2016
New Year, New AODA Requirements(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment and Labour Bulletin

Août 2016
Reminder: Changes to Workplace Harassment Rules are Just Around the Corner(seulement disponible en anglais)
Employment and Labour Bulletin
Août 2016
Mis(class)ified? First-of-its-Kind Class Action Gets the Green Light(seulement disponible en anglais)
Employment and Labour Bulletin
Août 2016
Employment Contracts and the Duty to Act Honestly(seulement disponible en anglais)
Employment and Labour Bulletin
Juillet 2016
Supreme Court Issues Final Word on Code Protections Against Without Cause Dismissal(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment and Labour Bulletin

Juillet 2016
The Cure for What Ails You: Court Rejects "Technical Objections" to Termination Provision(seulement disponible en anglais)
Employment and Labour Bulletin
Juillet 2016
How to Protect Business Property and Information in Commercial Transactions(seulement disponible en anglais)
Business Law Bulletin
Juin 2016
2 Become 1: AODA Standards to Consolidate on July 1st(seulement disponible en anglais)
Employment and Labour Bulletin
Mars 2016
Keeping the Faith: Human Rights Damages Awarded to Unqualified Job Applicant(seulement disponible en anglais)
Employment and Labour Bulletin
Décembre 2015
I'm Taking My Contract and Going to Court: Employers Must Consider Contractual Interests of Dismissed Employees(seulement disponible en anglais)
Employment and Labour Bulletin
Novembre 2015
AODA Update: New Employment Standard Requirements Right Around the Corner(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment and Labour Bulletin

Juillet 2015
Handle With Care: Damages May Be Awarded for Unreasonable Disciplinary Action(seulement disponible en anglais)

Employment and Labour Bulletin

Juin 2015
The Emaciation of Ontario's Labour Relations Board and Human Rights Tribunal(seulement disponible en anglais)
Employment and Labour Bulletin
Juin 2015
Restitutionary Damages: Recent Decisions Affirm Broad Powers of Human Rights Tribunal(seulement disponible en anglais)
Employment and Labour Bulletin
Juin 2015
Record High Damages for Workplace Sexual Misconduct in Landmark Human Rights Decision(seulement disponible en anglais)
Employment and Labour Bulletin
Mai 2015
Performance Bonuses: Employer Discretion Alive and Well(seulement disponible en anglais)
Employment and Labour Bulletin
Février 2015
Up and Atom: Victory for Federally Regulated Employers as Court Okays Without Cause Dismissals(seulement disponible en anglais)
Employment and Labour Bulletin
Février 2015
28 Years Later: Constitutional Right to Strike Confirmed by Supreme Court(seulement disponible en anglais)
Employment and Labour Bulletin
Décembre 2014
Be Prepared: Ontario Enacts Significant Changes to Employment Laws(seulement disponible en anglais)
Employment and Labour Bulletin
Novembre 2014
Has Your Organization Filed an Accessibility Report? This – and Other AODA Requirements – Fast Approaching(seulement disponible en anglais)
Employment and Labour Bulletin
Août 2014
Settling Outside the Box: Scotiabank Reaches Novel Deal in Overtime Class Action(seulement disponible en anglais)
Employment and Labour Bulletin
Février 2014
Are Contractual Termination Provisions Reliable?(seulement disponible en anglais)
Employment and Labour Bulletin
Juillet 2013
Facebook posts about co-worker sanctioned by human rights law(seulement disponible en anglais)
Employment and Labour Bulletin
Mai 2013
Preparing for "round 2" of the AODA: The integrated accessibility standards(seulement disponible en anglais)
Employment Bulletin
Février 2013
U can't touch this: Insurance sales brokers may be free to take their book of business elsewhere(seulement disponible en anglais)
Employment Bulletin
Novembre 2012
Not what you bargained for: Court hands down controversial ruling on termination provisions(seulement disponible en anglais)
Employment and Labour Bulletin
Novembre 2012
Employees have a reasonable expectation of privacy in workplace computers, says Supreme Court(seulement disponible en anglais)
Employment and Labour Bulletin
Octobre 2012
Click to upload: Alberta court backs right to post picket line surveillance videos on the internet(seulement disponible en anglais)
Employment and Labour Bulletin
Mai 2012
Employees are required to disclose confidential medical information for accommodation purposes(seulement disponible en anglais)
Employment and Labour Bulletin