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Patrick Denroche


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Pat focuses his practice on Canadian employment law and pension matters. He advises on federal and provincial employment and labour matters, including hiring and terminations, executive compensation, labour relations, human rights, pay equity, employment standards, workplace policies, and occupational health and safety.

Pat provides guidance to clients on Canadian and international pension investments, as well as plan governance and the treatment of pensions and benefits in mergers and acquisitions.

Pat advises clients on lobbying activity compliance at the federal and provincial levels, as well as accessibility legislation including Ontario's Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Accessible Canada Act.

In addition to his practice, Pat is a faculty member at Osgoode Professional Development’s Pension Law Certificate course and a contributing author to Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law. He is the current Vice-Chair and incoming Chair of the Ontario Bar Association's Pensions and Benefits Executive. 

Prior to joining Mintz, Pat was an employment associate at a major Canadian law firm, where he advised clients on pension and employment matters. Pat was seconded twice to two of Canada's largest chartered banks.


As 2023 winds down and the new year approaches, here are some of the key employment law changes recently made in Ontario, as well as some potential developments that may be enacted in 2024.

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Multiple provinces in Canada increased their general minimum wages effective October 1, 2023. The provinces that made such increases and their new minimum wages are as follows

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HRReporter referenced a blog post written by Toronto Managing Partner Mitch Frazer, Partner Brad Tartick, and Associate Patrick Denroche in an article discussing a new amendment to the Canada Labour Code.

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  • Vice-Chair, Pensions and Benefits Section Executive, Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
  • Member, Labor and Employment Section, OBA
  • Board Member, Sharbot Lake Family Health Team
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