John J. Bruce

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Partner, Toronto
Direct: 416.864.7285
Main: 416.362.1011
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 also a frequent and popular speaker at employer conferences and client events.

Awards & Recognition

The Best Lawyers in Canada™ (2022)
Labour and Employment Law

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2017–2021)
Labour Relations (Repeatedly Recommended)

Memberships & Affiliations

Canadian Bar Association – Member OBA Labour Relations Section

OBA Education Section

OBA Administrative Law Section

Professional Development Group (Canadian Law Firms)


Queen’s University, LL.B.

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