Pamela Krauss

Employment Lawyer

Pamela grew up in Southern Saskatchewan in the rural farming community of Assiniboia.  She received both her Bachelor of Sciences degree and Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario.

Since being called to the Ontario Bar in 2006, Pamela has gained valuable practice experience in a number of areas of law.  Through practicing at a large Toronto firm and in house at a major technology company prior to putting her roots down at Morrison Reist, she gained experience in tax law, intellectual property law, information technology law and commercial law. 

Pamela has now focused her practice in the area of employment law where a broad spectrum of her skills and personal attributes can be used in client service and offering creative, sensitive legal solutions for difficult workplace issues.  Pamela’s personal philosophy is that success happens when preparation and opportunity meet and preparation requires knowledge.  She approaches her practice with the belief that she is not only an advisor but an educator for her clients.  She is dedicated to making the workplace better for employers and employees and can give her clients the tools they need to create a positive work environment. 

Representing both employees and employers, she effectively negotiates employment and non-competition agreements, and advises and advocates in respect of issues related to: severance packages, wrongful dismissals, constructive dismissals, workplace policies, employment standards, human rights compliance and claims, personal and psychological harassment and disabled employees.   Pamela recently spoke at the Grand Valley Chapter of the Human Resources Professional's Association conference on mental health in the workplace.

Setting her apart in her practice is her ability to understand the realities of the business sector and in particular, she has a keen understanding of the challenges in protecting intellectual property, the effect of technology on business and the workplace and the importance of tax consequences in advising clients on how to protect their interests to the fullest extent possible.  In representing her clients in court and tribunal hearings, she is a natural advocate who brings passion and effective communication together in ensuring her client’s position is not only understood, but truly heard.

Pamela is dedicated to community leadership, volunteerism, and education.  Currently, she is Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington and is a member of the Waterloo Law Association, WINC (Women Incorporated) and the Songwriters Association of Canada. 

 

 

Education

  • The University of Western Ontario, H.Sc.
  • The University of Western Ontario, LL.B.

 

 

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