Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
Law Society of New Brunswick
University of New Brunswick, B.Sc.
University of New Brunswick, J.D.
CPHR Nova Scotia
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
Canadian Bar Association
Caroline is an associate in our Halifax Office. A Nova Scotia native, she holds a J.D. degree from the University of New Brunswick. Caroline practices in all areas of workplace law, advising and representing employers on issues involving discipline and discharge, wrongful dismissal actions, grievance arbitration, collective bargaining, human rights, and workers’ compensation matters. She also regularly assists employers with a wide range of other matters, including the preparation of employment contracts and employment policies as well as dispute resolution before labour, employment, human rights, and other administrative tribunals. Caroline has a broad understanding of the issues employers face with respect to the duty to accommodate and before law school worked as a kinesiologist performing return to work assessments.
At Law School, Caroline was awarded the J. Gordon Petrie, Q.C. Prize in Labour and Employment Law as well as a prize for the highest standing in Trial Practice. Caroline spent a semester abroad studying Public International Law and European Union Law at Örebro University in Örebro, Sweden.
Targeting Appropriate Remedies: Evolving Benchmarks for Compensatory, Aggravated, and Punitive Damages
Caroline Spindler presented as part of a panel at the Lancaster House Atlantic Canada Labour Law Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia
A N.B. supervisor was convicted of criminal negligence causing death after a worker drowned on a construction site. The decision provides guidance to supervisors and employers alike regarding workplace health and safety obligations.Read more
Supreme Court of Nova Scotia Doubles Fine Issued to Employer for OHSA Violations Following Worker Fatality
This article provides an update on R v Hoyeck, 2021 NSSC 178, and reviews the principles that will be taken into account by the courts in assessing fines and sentencing in occupational health and safety matters.Read more
The Sick Leave Program which will provide eligible employees with up to 4 paid sick days and will reimburse eligible employers that provide paid sick leave to employees. Employers will be eligible to apply for reimbursement effective on May 26, 2021.Read more
Supreme Court of Canada finds that language in an incentive bonus plan was not sufficiently clear to deny a former employee payment under the plan.Read more
This Advisor examines the impacts of a serious accident, and provides a roadmap for accident response planning for critical actions to take and mitigating adverse consequences for the Canadian employer.Read more
Courts and workplace tribunals in Atlantic Canada have taken preventative measures in response to COVID-19.Read more
Atlantic Canada, like elsewhere in the country have started to take more significant measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.Read more
This issue provides a look back at some of the developments in labour and employment law across Atlantic Canada and upcoming changes for 2020.Read more
Articles and papersKeeping Quiet: Enforceability of Confidentiality Clauses
IPM Quarterly Newsletter, Winter 2020 EditionA Sober Reminder: Duty to Accommodate Substance Use Disorders
IPM Quarterly Newsletter, Fall 2019 Edition