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Introducing guest blogger Andrew Lawson

andrew-larsonIt’s a pleasure to welcome Andrew Lawson as a guest blogger. He will be blogging about human resources, employment and labour law issues, specifically in the areas of human rights and health and safety .

Andrew Lawson is a consultant to both the federal and Ontario governments in the areas of human rights and health and safety law. Since 1996, he has conducted extensive legal research in the areas of human rights and occupational health and safety law.

He has worked in the people management business for over 25 years. Drawing on his extensive research and experience, he teaches employers how to develop policies and practices that build on the experience of other professionals. His career has provided him with the opportunity to work in the health care sector, with disabled persons, in customer care and in legal services. 

His teaching takes the form of interesting, interactive and informative workshops. He has conducted workshops for hundreds of groups in every province of Canada, throughout the United States and in Australia. Today, he continues to conduct up-to-date legal research and bring this current knowledge to organizations like yours. His legal commentaries have been published by First Reference Inc. on, and by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) of Ontario.

You can learn more about Andrew and his work on his website

Yosie Saint-Cyr

Human Resources and Compliance Managing Editor

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Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B. Managing Editor

Managing Editor at First Reference Inc.
Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 18 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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