Successfully represented a construction client on a collective bargaining dispute before Ontario Labour Relations Board.
We offer legal services that include advice, courtroom and tribunal advocacy, negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, policy development and strategic planning. Below are examples of work we have performed for our clients.
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.