Kyle D. Burgis, B.A. (Hon.) LL.B. – Employment Lawyer

Kyle Burgis

Kyle represents employer and employee clients with respect to human rights complaints, wrongful and constructive dismissals, employment standards violations, employment contract disputes, allegations of violence and harassment at the workplace and other workplace related issues. He is also very skilled in providing legal guidance on the drafting of policies, contracts and other documentation protecting the working relationship. Kyle views each situation and each case as a unique opportunity to help clients secure their rights and protect their interests. He is an effective negotiator and a strategic litigator. Kyle is known as an excellent teammate who analyzes each case from multiple perspectives, identifying all issues and gaining the most complete picture possible.

Appreciating the impact jobs and businesses have on people’s livelihood and wellness, Kyle found that the best way to make a difference in their lives was through prevention and resolution of employment law issues.

Committed to Legal Knowledge and Education

Kyle believes that expertise comes from a commitment to continuous and ongoing learning. He chairs the firm’s educational meetings and has written articles on many employment law topics for the firm’s website. Kyle has the distinction of having his first work published while still in law school, and has also co-authored papers that have been presented at educational seminars hosted by the Ontario Bar Association and the Law Society of Upper Canada. His other writings include contributions to articles for publications such as Canadian Employment Law Today, The Canadian Employer, Law Times, and quarterly legal columns in both Magazine for Business and Your Business Magazine.

Kyle pursued legal studies at the University of Windsor’s Law School after completing his Honours B.A. at the University of Western Ontario. He joined Minken Employment Lawyers in 2008 where he has been practicing employment law exclusively since the beginning of his legal career.

Kyle enjoys public speaking and uses these engagements as opportunities to give back to the community. Along with other lawyers of the firm, he has appeared as a guest speaker for organizations including Human Resources Professionals Association, York Region Law Association, Knightsbridge, Markham Board of Trade, Richmond Hill, Aurora and Newmarket Chambers of Commerce.

Kyle is a member of The Law Society of Upper Canada and the York Region Law Association, as well as a Director of the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce.



Wrongful Dismissal Litigation
“I would most definitely recommend Minken Employment Lawyers and would like to once again extend my gratitude for providing a positive experience from A to Z, in what is not exactly a “high point” in my life and career, it has definitely been made a little brighter by the associates at Minken Law.” – C.P.

Employment Contract Advice
“You gave us a great deal of valuable information and we sincerely appreciate your thoroughness, support and clarity. It is always a pleasure dealing with professional companies and yours sets the bar to new heights.” – A.S

Termination Package Review
“Kyle is wonderful and kind. Unhurried and welcoming. I will definitely recommend the firm to my peers and companies I dealt with in my accounting practice.” – T.L.

Initial Consultation to Review Terms of Termination Package
“Leaving I had a good understanding of my options and limitations. In the end, after face to face negotiation, I was able to improve the original contract and receive benefits for one year as I had hoped. I also received slightly more financially. Thanks for your help, Kyle. I would recommend your services to others who may find themselves in the same position.” – D.R.