Practice Areas

We provide advice to employers in all aspects of managing the workplace, and represent employers in all forms of litigation relating to labour and employment, including appearances before arbitrators, tribunals, and the courts.

Labour Law
  • Grievance arbitration
  • Interest arbitration
  • Collective bargaining
  • Collective agreement administration and interpretation
  • Response to union organizing and certification applications
  • Ontario Labour Relations Board proceedings
  • Canada Industrial Relations Board proceedings
  • Construction industry labour relations
Employment Law
  • Employee screening and hiring
  • Employment contracts
  • Executive employment agreements and compensation
  • Employment policy development and implementation
  • Employment standards compliance and claims
  • Performance management
  • Employment termination and severance negotiation
  • Mass termination
  • Workplace audits
Civil Litigation
  • Wrongful and constructive dismissal claims
  • Enforcement of post-employment obligations
  • Injunctions
  • Judicial reviews and appeals
Human Rights & Accommodation
  • Disability and attendance management
  • Policy development, implementation and training on discrimination and harassment
  • Accessibility issues and AODA compliance
  • Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario proceedings
  • Canadian Human Rights Tribunal proceedings
Pension & Benefits
  • Strategic advice with respect to pension and benefits issues
Occupational Health & Safety
  • Development and implementation of workplace harassment, violence and bullying policies and programs
  • Health and safety training and consultation
  • Ministry of Labour and TSSA investigations
  • Federal and provincial health and safety prosecutions and appeals
Workplace Safety & Insurance
  • Safety, accident prevention and work re-integration obligations
  • WSIB premiums management and reduction
  • Rate group classification
  • WSIB claims and appeals
  • WSIAT proceedings
Pay Equity
  • Pay equity compliance, policy development and implementation
  • Pay Equity Commission Investigations
  • Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal proceedings
Privacy
  • Privacy Act, PIPEDA, and PHIPA compliance
  • Access to Information requests
Workplace Investigations
Investigation or strategic advice on the investigation of:
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment, violence or bullying
  • Health and safety violations
  • Substance abuse
  • Theft or destruction of property
  • Inappropriate workplace behavior
  • Violations of workplace policies or rules

Sectors

  • National and Multinational Corporations
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Crown Corporations and Agencies
  • Municipalities and Municipal Agencies
  • Hospitals and Other Broader Public Sector Organizations
  • Regulatory Bodies
  • Small Businesses

Industries

  • Construction
  • Education
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Food Services
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional and Technical Services
  • Public Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Retail and Wholesale Trade
  • Transportation