Cynthia Lazar

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Cynthia Lazar

Cynthia Lazar Associate

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Education
ADMITTED TO THE BAR:
  • University of Manitoba (B.A., with distinction, 1990; LL.B., 1994)

Cynthia has been practicing in all areas of Labour and Employment Law for over 20 years, including the related areas of human rights, privacy, defamation and accessibility. Cynthia has extensive experience in collective bargaining and conducts workplace investigations. A true thought leader in her practice, she strives to build strong, long-lasting relationships with businesses and organizations to help manage their employees at the highest ethical standard, and with insight into the practicalities of the client’s business.

Cynthia has been a mentor for generations of new human resource professionals as she taught the Labour and Employment Relations course at the Asper School of Business for nine semesters. An accomplished speaker, Cynthia continues to lecture and offer in-house training to a variety of clients and organizations.

She currently sits on the Winnipeg Board of Jewish Education, is the Past President of the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada, Winnipeg Section and is the Honorary Solicitor of the Rady Jewish Community Centre. In her free time, she also volunteers at Winnipeg Harvest through her synagogue, Congregation Etz Chayim.

Memberships and Professional Designations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • Canadian Association of University Solicitors
  • International Society for Labour Law and Social Security
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers
  • Association of Workplace Investigators
  • Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba
  • Taylor McCaffrey is the exclusive Manitoba member of the Employment Law Alliance, the world’s largest and leading management side network of labour and employment lawyers with selected members literally worldwide
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE) – the leading management-side labour and employment lawyers organization in Canada

Positions

  • Winnipeg Board of Jewish Education, Board of Directors (2015-present)
  • Communications Committee of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Pension and Benefits Law Section (2014-2018)
  • Manitoba Bar Association Women Lawyers’ Forum, Section Executive, Member-at-Large (2013–2018)
  • National Council of Jewish Women of Canada, Winnipeg Section, Board (2008-present), Past President
  • Canadian Association of University Solicitors, National Conference Planning Committee, Member (2015)
  • Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, Board (1994-2001)
  • League for Human Rights of B’Nai Brith Canada, Midwest Region, (1997-2001)
  • Canadian Friends of The Hebrew University (New Leadership Division, Winnipeg Chapter), Executive (1996-2001), Co-Chair (1997-1999)

Lecturer

  • Taught Labour and Employment Relations course at the University of Manitoba, Asper School of Business for nine semesters (2003-2007)
  • Led numerous lectures on labour and employment related topics for industry and human resource organizations including Manitoba Bar Association, Labour Law Online (Centre for Labour Management Development), Lorman Education Services, Legal Administrators of Winnipeg, University of Winnipeg (Menno Simons College), Winnipeg Executives Association, Yellowquill College, and the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise
  • Lectures at seminars and in-house training for clients and other groups on human resource issues including employment standards, discipline and dismissal, reasonable accommodation, privacy, alternative dispute resolution, policy implementation and drug and alcohol dependence
  • Accessibility, Workplace harassment, disability management, respectful workplace, human rights

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Articles and Resources by Cynthia Lazar

Resources by Cynthia Lazar
Article

Accessibility for Manitobans – Is your Customer Service up to snuff?

2018 | 04 | 02

The Customer Service Standard passed pursuant to The Accessibility for Manitobans Act will apply to the private sector starting November 1, 2018.

Transgender Employees and Manitoba Workplaces interview with Cindy LazarArticle

Q&A With The Winnipeg Chamber: Transgender Employees and Manitoba Workplaces

2017 | 09 | 25

This summer saw Winnipeggers take to the streets for the first time in a Transgender March and Rally as part of Pride – a sign of increasing efforts to bring political and public attention to trans rights.

benefits administration and employee privacyArticle

Benefits Administration and Employee Privacy Rights

2016 | 09 | 28

In Rocktenn Co. of Canada Inc. and USW, Local 1-830, 2015 CarswellMan 547 (Peltz), the employer, in order to fulfill its obligations under the collective agreement, contracted with an insurer to provide weekly indemnity benefits to its employees.