Ian R. Mackenzie has been an adjudicator and mediator for 20 years with a focus on labour relations, human rights, workers compensation and disability law. He is a full-time adjudicator with the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board. He has worked as an independent arbitrator and mediator and also a part-time member of provincial and federal tribunals. He was a full-time vice-chair of the Public Service Labour Relations Board from 2005 until 2011. He was also a full-time vice-chair with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. He has made many presentations on labour law and administrative law as well as providing training for new tribunal members. The views in his columns are his own.