Successfully represented a construction client on a collective bargaining dispute before Ontario Labour Relations Board.
Effectively represented the electrical industry employer organization in province-wide ICI negotiations and successfully defended the employer’s final wage offer in a dispute before the final offer selector under the electrical industry’s no strike/lockout accord.
Successfully defended a number of construction companies in labour board certification proceedings.
Successfully represented a construction employer on an application for certification before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, resulting in a withdrawal of the application by the union.
Successfully represented a construction company in a judicial review application of a labour board decision limiting damages assessed for employment standards breaches.
Successfully argued an interim decision before the Ontario Labour Relations Board permitting a construction client to maintain counsel of its choice for the duration of the hearing.
Advised a utility contractor in connection with an investigation into a fatality, following which no charges were laid.
Advised an electrical contractor in connection with an investigation into a critical injury on a job site, following which no charges were laid.
Successfully argued that a contractor has the right in appropriate circumstances to lay off a worker for lack of suitable work or terminate the worker for just cause where the owner of a project objects to the worker remaining on the project.
Successfully argued in the Court of Appeal for Ontario that an arbitrator under a construction industry collective agreement has exclusive jurisdiction to determine whether or not an employee is covered by the terms of the collective agreement.