Mississauga lawyer helps clients understand Ontario labour laws
As a unionized employer it is valuable to have a relationship with a lawyer who can help ensure that you understand Ontario’s labour laws, set up the proper policies for your workplace, and assist in creating a positive working relationship with the union. Gary Bennett in Mississauga works with management and unions giving him a unique perspective on many labour issues.
What does a labour lawyer do?
Labour law governs the relationship between corporations and the unions who organize their employees. Legal services of a labour lawyer include:
- Counseling and compliance – Businesses must comply with many laws and regulations, which vary by location and frequently change. Businesses must also comply with the collective agreement. Mr. Bennett and his team are always current on these laws and work with clients to develop policies and procedures that ensure compliance. For example, properly written policies around employee health and safety, union activity, harassment, family and medical leave, and separations can ensure companies are protected and employees understand their rights.
- Grievances – When grievances arise concerning discrimination, termination, time violations, family and medical leave, or other related issues, a labour lawyer can manage the process.
- Negotiations and litigation – Labour lawyers are often hired by businesses and unions alike to help manage and negotiate collective bargaining agreements. In these cases, legal advice involves recommendations about the operation of the collective agreement, strikes, work stoppages and injunctions to prevent certain activities from happening in the workplace. In addition, labour lawyers can defend business in actions brought by labor unions.
Do I need a labour lawyer?
Even the best educated business owners are not typically labor law experts. To ensure your business is not at risk and for legal advice during labour disputes, contact Mr. Bennett at (365) 800-2090.