Partner, Employment Law
Pamela Krauss grew up in Southern Saskatchewan in the rural farming community of Assiniboia. She received both her Bachelor of Sciences degree and Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Western Ontario. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2006.
Pamela joined Morrison Reist in 2010 as an associate and in 2018 became a partner of Morrison Reist Krauss LLP.
Pamela’s practice focuses solely on employment law where a broad spectrum of her skills and personal attributes can be used in client service and offering creative, sensitive legal solutions for difficult workplace issues.
Pamela’s personal philosophy is that success happens when preparation and opportunity meet and preparation requires knowledge. She approaches her practice with the belief that she is not only an advisor but an educator for her clients. She is dedicated to making the workplace better for employers and employees and can give her client’s the tools they need to create a positive work environment.
Representing both employees and employers, she effectively negotiates employment and non-competition agreements, and advises and advocates in respect of issues related to: severance packages, wrongful dismissals, constructive dismissals, workplace policies, employment standards, human rights compliance and claims, personal and psychological harassment and disabled employees.
Setting her apart in her practice is her ability to understand the realities of the business sector and in particular, she has a keen understanding of the challenges in protecting intellectual property, the effect of technology on business and the workplace and the importance of tax consequences in advising clients on how to protect their interests to the fullest extent possible.
Prior to specializing in Employment Law, Pamela gained valuable practice experience in corporate tax law, commercial law, intellectual property law and information technology law through working as a student and associate at large Toronto firm and in house at a major technology company in the Waterloo region.
Pamela has appeared before the Ontario Small Claims Court, Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court, and Court of Appeal and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. She also has a breath of experience in handling Ministry of Labor complaints, Canadian Labor Board unjust dismissal claims and Canadian Human Rights Commission applications.
In representing her clients in any litigation process she is a natural advocate who brings passion and effective communication together in ensuring her client’s position is not only heard, but truly understood.
Pamela is dedicated to community leadership, volunteerism, and continuing education. She has served as a director, Vice Chair and Chair of the board of directors for the Kitchener Waterloo Alzheimer’s Society and the Waterloo Wellington Alzheimer Society. She is a member of the Waterloo Law Association and the Ontario Bar Association.