Practice Areas

We offer advice and representation to management in the following matters:

  • employment law counsel (hiring, performance, workplace organization, compensation, attendance, discipline, termination, human rights complaints, restrictive covenants, workers' compensation, pension, benefit and other employment concerns)
  • strategic insight dealing with unions (responding to organizing, structuring businesses to achieve labour relations goals, bargaining, disputes, strikes and lockouts)
  • collective agreement interpretation and representation in arbitration proceedings
  • collective bargaining (strategic advice, negotiation support, contract drafting, leading talks at the negotiating table)
  • urgent cease and desist, injunction and contempt applications to respond to unlawful strikes, and unlawful picketing activities
  • employment-related litigation in court (wrongful dismissal lawsuits, judicial review and appeals)
  • advising corporations on occupational health and safety (OHS) matters including prosecutions and how to avoid potential regulatory charges
  • advocacy before administrative tribunals pertaining to the workplace (labour relations board proceedings, employment standards claims, human rights complaints, occupational health and safety issues and workers' compensation matters)
  • advice to professional regulatory bodies regarding statutory and administrative law requirements of the professional discipline process, and acting as counsel in disciplinary hearings
  • representation of post-secondary educational institutions in matters relating to their students and staff in internal and external administrative proceedings (human rights complaints, student discipline, academic misconduct cases and other matters)
  • tailored training for staff on labour and employment law topics