Darren Stratton

Partner, McInnes Cooper

Darren is a partner with McInnes Cooper and works from its St. John’s office.  For over 30 years, Darren has helped employers understand their rights and obligations pertaining to union-management relations, health and safety, employee discharge and discipline, human rights, and employment standards – all within their unique regulatory and labour relations environments.  Darren has worked predominately with clients in the oil and gas, mining, utilities and construction industries, helping them achieve their safety and productivity goals.


Darren is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland (B. Comm. (Co-op.), 1989) and Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1992).  He has taught labour relations at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Memorial University and he continues to provide specialized training and seminars on employment law and labour relations topics at Memorial’s Gardiner Centre and for clients and other lawyers.

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

May 9, 2024 Day 2

Recent Developments in Occupational Health and Safety Law

Darren will canvass changes in occupational health and safety legislation and review some recent court decisions from which the message is clear – parties with OHS responsibilities will be held accountable for meeting them.  He will discuss mitigating this liability through due diligence.