Stephen Goodwin practises labour and employment law in Hicks Morley’s Waterloo office where he advises employers on all aspects of human resources law.
Stephen has appeared extensively before the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB), the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT), the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO), at labour arbitrations as well and in the courts defending wrongful dismissal claims. Stephen has in-depth expertise in collective bargaining, having bargained over 50 collective agreements including first contracts. He provides advice and guidance to companies in purchase and sale transactions, restructuring and closures.
Stephen has particular expertise in construction labour law, social services and union organizing and certifications. Stephen provides practical advice for employers’ ongoing practices and policies to assist them in managing compliance and reducing risks involved with today’s complex labour and employment laws.
Memberships & Affiliations
Canadian Bar Association – Member
Ontario Bar Association – Member (Labour & Employment Law section)
Select Publications & Presentations
“COVID-19 Emergency Update” Guelph Chamber of Commerce (April 15, 2020)
“Employment Standards and Human Rights Update” HRNet (November 2015)
“Labour and Employment Law Update” Guelph & District HRPA (September 2015)
“Employment Law Update and AODA” HRNet (February 2015)
“Labour and Employment Law Update” Grey Bruce HRPA Conference (October 2014)
“Disability and Family Status” OASIS Labour Relations Committee Information Session (October 2014)
“Labour and Employment Law Update” Guelph & District HRPA Conference (September 2014)
“Navigating the Hurdles – A Legal Perspective” OASIS Annual Conference (May 2014)
Queen’s University, LL.B.
Wilfrid Laurier University, B.B.A., M.B.A.