Matthew De Lio is a member of Baker McKenzie's Employment & Compensation Law Practice Group in Toronto.
Before joining the Firm, Matthew represented clients of the University of Toronto student legal clinic's criminal law division. He frequently appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice, including at contested trials.
Matthew spent a summer and articled at the Ontario Ministry of Labour - Legal Services Branch, where he prosecuted Occupational Health and Safety and Employment Standards Act offences at the Ontario Court or Justice. He also represented the Director of Employment Standards at contested hearings at the Ontario Labour Relations Board.
Matthew is a frequent contributor to Baker McKenzie's Canadian Labour and Employment Law blog.
Matthew has a broad litigation practice, with a focus on labour, employment, and administrative law. As a former Crown prosecutor, he particularly specializes in defending clients against Occupational Health and Safety Act charges.
In addition to his litigation practice, Matthew advises clients on contentious and non-contentious workplace issues, such as occupational health and safety requirements, employment standards requirements, workplace accommodation, discrimination and harassment, collective bargaining and labour relations, and reductions in force, as well as issues relating to international labour and human rights standards, corporate compliance and risk management, and internal investigations.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Law Society of Ontario
- Ontario~Canada (2019)
- University of Toronto (JD) (2018)
- University of Toronto (BA English / History) (2015)
- Co-author, Ontario Government Returns to Modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen, Canadian Labour and Employment Law, 6 January 2022