ADMISSIONS & AFFILIATIONS
- Called to the Bar of Ontario, 2014
- Law Society of Upper Canada
- Canadian Bar Association
- The Advocates Society
- B.C.L./LL.B., McGill University Faculty of Law, 2013
- B.A.H., English Language and Literature and French Language and Literature, 2009
Krista Kais-Prial has practiced employment law since her call to the bar in 2014. Before joining Israel Foulon in 2017, Krista spent several years practicing both employment law and workplace immigration.
Krista advises and represents both employees and employers on a broad array of issues including workplace policies and procedures, disability legislation, employment standards, hiring and compensation, workplace investigations, human rights, harassment, accommodation, employment agreements, wrongful dismissals and severance packages.
Krista is a regular speaker on topics related to workers’ rights, accommodation and disability issues, employment standards, women in the workplace and gender diversity. She has spoken at events organized by the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association, Osgoode Continuing Professional Development, Humber College, RDÉE Ontario, La Maison Francophone Women’s Centre, and the International Young Lawyers’ Association (AIJA). Krista regularly organizes, moderates and speaks at Ontario Bar Association events, and is currently Vice-Chair of the OBA’s Young Lawyers Division and a Member at Large of the Labour & Employment Law section.
In her spare time, Krista is a member of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and enjoys traveling, yoga, and learning languages.
SELECTED PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS
Speaker, Legislative Updates, Employment Law Fundamentals, Law Society of Ontario, November 2019
Speaker, Early and Successful Return To Work After a Mental Health-Related Absence, The Osgoode Certificate in Workplace Mental Health Law, Osgoode CPD, October 2019
Co-Chair and Moderator, Introduction to Workplace Safety and Harassment Law and Investigations, Ontario Bar Association, September 2019
Speaker, Updates in the Law of Constructive Dismissal, Law Society of Ontario, Six Minute Employment Lawyer, June 2019
Co-author, “Constructive Dismissal: Recent Case Law”, Law Society of Ontario’s Six Minute Employment Lawyer Seminar, June 2019
Co-Chair and Moderator, Annual Update on Human Rights, May 2019
Speaker, Osgoode CPD, Weed in the Workplace; Fitness for Duty: A Positive and Realistic Approach to Designing and Drafting Effective Workplace Policies Under the Cannabis Act and Regulations, April 2019
Author, Ontario Bar Association, Young Lawyers and Articling Students as Employees: What Rights Do You Have?, April 2019
Speaker, Osgoode CPD, Employment Policies, Job Design and Management Systems, the Osgoode Certificate in Workplace Mental Health Law, December 2018
Co-Chair/Moderator, Pre-Litigation Negotiation, Ontario Bar Association, September 2018
Moderator, Ontario Bar Association, Annual Update on Human Rights, May 2018
Author, HR Professional Magazine, Accommodating Chronic Illness in the Workplace, June 2018
Co-Chair, Ontario Bar Association, Foreign Workers and Employment Law, 2017
Moderator, Ontario Bar Association, Employment Law Fundamentals, 2017
Co-Contributor, LexisNexis, Lexis Practice Advisor: Employment Insurance, 2017
Speaker, La Maison Francophone Women’s Centre, Women in the Workplace, 2016
Speaker, Gender Diversity in the Workplace, Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA), Chicago Conference, May 2016
Speaker, Employment Standards at Work: What you Need to Know, Humber College, April 2016
Speaker, The Essentials of Employment Law in Ontario: What You Need to Know, RDEE (Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité), February 2016
Co-author, New requirements for transferring employees to Canada under the International Mobility Program, Lexology, February 21, 2015