Norm Keith

Partner, Employment & Labour Law, KPMG Law LLP

KPMG in Canada

Norm Keith is a senior employment and labour lawyer, administrative, safety, regulatory, constitutional, and white collar defence lawyer. 

Mr. Keith represents corporate clients in crisis management and is a leading Occupational Health and Safety (“OHS”) lawyer in Canada. 

Norm also advises and represents management in a broad range of human resources and workplace fraud, harassment and corruption investigations across Canada. He has successfully represented corporate clients in more than 1,000 civil, regulatory, and criminal matters.

Norm was recognized as OHS lawyer of the Year in 2023 by OHS magazine. 

Norm’s advisory practice includes HR policies, executive compensation, employment contracts, workplace codes of conduct, fraud prevention, employee transition and termination for just cause. He advises and represents employers on workers compensation claims and appeals. Norm’s litigation practice includes wrongful dismissal, restrictive covenants, fraud recovery, whistle-blower complaints, human rights claims, employment standards claims, union grievances, OHS law enforcement and prosecutions, fiduciary duty lawsuits and white collar defence.

Norm has authored 12 books, hundreds of journal articles, and is a frequent conference speaker. He also has extensive experience in writing, advising and litigating the complex subjects of alcohol & drugs, fraud & corruption, and harassment & violence in the workplace.

  • LLM Osgoode Hall Law School at York University 2010

  • JD Osgoode Hall Law School at York University1981

  • BA York University1978

  • American Society of Safety Professionals

  • Institute of Corporate Directors - Ontario GTA-West Chapter

  • Canadian Society of Safety Engineering

  • Trees Canada – Board of Directors

  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers