Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace

Queen's University
Search Type
Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace

Kevin Banks

CLCW Director & Associate Professor
B.A. (Toronto), LL.B. (Toronto), S.J.D. (Harvard)

Faculty of Law
Queen's University
Kingston Ontario
K7L 3N6
tel: (613) 533-6000, ext. 79244
fax: (613) 533-6509
e-mail: banksk@queensu.ca


Kevin Banks is Associate Professor of Law at Queen’s University, where he teaches labour and employment law. He holds an S.J.D. from Harvard Law School (2003), and an LL.B. (1989) and B.A. (1986) in economics from the University of Toronto.

He has served in a number of senior positions within the Public Service of Canada, including Director General, Labour Policy and Workplace Information, Director of Research with the Federal Labour Standards Review Commission, and Director, Inter-American Labour Co-operation. From 1998 to April 2001, he was Senior Labour Law Advisor with the Secretariat of the Commission for Labor Cooperation. Prior to joining the Commission Secretariat, Kevin practised labour law for seven years. In 2012, he was appointed to arbitrate an international trade dispute about labour provisions in a trade agreement between the United States and Guatemala, the first such appointment under any free trade agreement.

Significant publications in workplace law include:

  • (with R. Nunin and A.Topo) “The Lasting Influence of Legal Origins: Workplace Discrimination, Social Inclusion and the Law in Canada, the United States and the European Union”, forthcoming in “Handbook of Comparative Labour and Employment Law” (Elgar, 2014)
  • (with R. Chaykowski, and G. Slotsve) “The Disability Accommodation Gap in Canadian Workplaces: What Does it Mean for Law, Policy and an Aging Population?”, in the Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal (2013)
  • “Must Canada Change its Labour and Employment Laws to Compete with the United States?”, 38 Queen’s Law Journal 419-460 (2013)
  • (with Elizabeth Shilton) “Corporate Commitments to Freedom of Association: Is There a Role for Enforcement Under Canadian Law?”, in the Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal (2012)
  • “The Role and Promise of International Law in Canada's New Labour Law Constitutionalism”, in the Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal (2012); and
  • “Trade, Labor and International Governance: An Inquiry into the Potential Effectiveness of the New International Labor Law” in the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law (2011).

Kevin currently serves as a member of the Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes established under Article 2022 of the North American Free Trade Agreement, on an Advisory Committee to the federal Minister of Labour, and on the editorial boards of the Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal and the Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal.

 

Natalie Moniz-Henne

Centre Assistant

Faculty of Law
Queen's University
Kingston Ontario
K7L 3N6
tel: (613) 533-6000, ext. 79599
fax: (613) 533-6509
e-mail: natalie.henne@queensu.ca


Natalie Moniz-Henne joined the Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace in September 2010.  Natalie has over 15 years experience in the Event Planning and Administrative fields and is from Montreal, where she studied Administrative and Travel Sales.  Prior to moving to Kingston and joining Queen's Law, Natalie worked as an event planner in Toronto at Oxford Properties; one of the biggest property management companies in Canada. Natalie is also fluent in French and in Portuguese.