John J. Bruce

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Partner, Toronto

john-bruce@hicksmorley.com
Direct: 416.864.7285
Main: 416.362.1011
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Year of Call: Ontario, 1996
  • Biography

John Bruce is a management-side labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office.  John acts for an array of private and public sector employers in all aspects of workplace law.

John assists clients with:

  • Advocacy, Litigation and Advice. He acts as employer counsel and advocate across Canada in grievance arbitrations, civil litigation, union issues, occupational health and safety cases, and human rights matters.
  • Transactions and Strategy. He provides clients with strategic advice respecting employment and labour issues for executing large business initiatives and transactions.
  • Executive Matters. John advises clients respecting sensitive executive compensation and transition issues.
  • He acts as lead negotiator in collective bargaining with unions, including multi-party and centralized negotiations.
  • Interest Arbitrations. He sits on Interest Arbitration Boards as Employer Nominee.

John is a frequent and popular speaker at employer conferences and client events and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Awards & Recognition

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2017-2019)
Labour Relations

Memberships & Affiliations

Canadian Bar Association – Member OBA Labour Relations Section

OBA Education Section

OBA Administrative Law Section

Professional Development Group (Canadian Law Firms)

Education

Queen’s University, LL.B.

Queen’s University, B.A. (Hons.) Political Studies