Change is a constant in the human resources world, particularly for Ontario’s school boards. Ongoing developments in the law, whether through new legislation, arbitrations or the courts, and the rapid evolution of best practices create a fast-paced learning environment for human resources professionals, directors of education, supervisory officers and trustees.
When it comes to obtaining injunctive relief – to preserve assets pending trial, seize evidence or restrain picketing – time is of the essence. Any delay in bringing (or responding to) an injunction can adversely affect a party’s rights. Injunctions are fast-paced litigation requiring expertise, skilled advocacy and a nimble team of experienced lawyers.
In this video, Frank Cesario discusses five of the key differentiating factors about Canadian litigation that U.S. organizations should be aware of including: damages, document production and discovery, costs, mandatory mediation and differences in court structure.
While Canada and the United States are alike in many respects, there are a few key differences in litigation law that U.S. organizations should be aware of if you are considering buying, selling or operating a business in Canada.
Obtained an order imposing limits on picketers during a lengthy strike, pursuant to a labour injunction for a municipal client.
Obtained an injunction on behalf of a municipality imposing limits on strike picketing at facilities hosting the World Junior Hockey Championships.
Obtained an injunction on behalf of a school board overturning athletic association decisions disqualifying an intercollegiate soccer team from competition at provincial championships.
Successfully defended a construction association and its executive director against an injunction attempting to prevent the implementation of a collective agreement provision brought by an individual contractor.