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Hendrik Nieuwland

Legal Considerations

in the Hiring Process

Want to see Hendrik at #TRCONF?



The presentation will cover human rights issues in recruitment, privacy considerations, restrictive covenants and contracts.


Hendrik is a partner at SOM.  Since joining the firm in 2007, Hendrik has represented individuals and businesses in a wide range of employment and labour disputes, including wrongful dismissal litigation, employment standards complaints, Canada Labour Code unjust dismissal complaints, human rights applications, union grievances, and fiduciary litigation. Hendrik has served as counsel at several trials, appeals, arbitrations, and injunctions. Hendrik advises businesses in a number of sectors, including manufacturing, banking, financial services, health care, publishing, retail, charities, government, and technology.


In addition to his litigation practice, Hendrik is a frequent writer and speaker on employment and labour law matters. Hendrik has authored and contributed to several legal texts, and has written for Canadian Lawyer In House magazine, HR Professional magazine, Canadian HR Reporter, and the Financial Post. Hendrik has presented at the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association, the Institute for Professional Management, the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) Annual National Conference, and at HRPA Chapters across the GTA.  Hendrik is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Chapter of the HRPA.


Before joining the firm, Hendrik received his law degree from Queen’s University, and clerked for the judges of the Ontario Divisional Court in 2006. Hendrik is from the small Niagara town of Port Colborne, Ontario.

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