Aird & Berlis LLP is a leading Canadian law firm based in Toronto, serving clients across Canada and globally. The firm’s practice encompasses all principal areas of business law.
The Aird & Berlis LLP Labour & Employment Group provides practical and cost-effective advice to employers on a broad spectrum of workplace law matters. Our breadth of expertise ranges from labour, employment and human rights to occupational health and safety. We provide employment counsel in unionized and non‐unionized environments, to employers in both the private and public sectors. Our specialized team works with employers in various industries to navigate regulations, manage risks and ensure compliance.
We are well-versed in advising on collective bargaining, union-organizing defence strategies, strikes and lock outs, grievances and terminations, union certification and investigations, employment agreements, wrongful dismissal, privacy and access to information, pension and benefits, pay equity and compensation, severance, recruitment, employment standards and insurance, workplace audits, unfair competition, fiduciary duties, enforceability of restrictive covenants, human rights complaints as well as the development, interpretation and application of forward thinking workplace policies and procedures. We also advise employers on issues arising in commercial transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures and restructurings.
Correspondingly, our lawyers regularly represent employers before various courts and tribunals, including the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Canada Industrial Relations Board, the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, the Ontario Human Rights Commission, the Pay Equity Hearing Tribunal, the Ontario Court of Justice, and the Superior Court of Justice.