Certified Labour Law Specialist in Sudbury Ontario

Looking for a labour lawyer in Sudbury Ontario? We are a specialized labour law firm, located downtown Toronto. Although centred in the GTA, we represent clients across Canada, from multinational corporations to small business; from individuals to groups and associations located in Sudbury Ontario.

Labour cases from Sudbury Ontario will be heard in Toronto Ontairo. We are located conveniently close to the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the Superior Court of Justice, our firm is particularly well situated to provide our clients with the unparalleled responsiveness, strong and effective representation, that they need and expect in today's marketplace.

Hyde HR Law was founded by John Hyde, previously the managing partner of Canada's best-known employment law firm. John is joined by a number of his colleagues who share his Client First approach to providing practical and cost-efficient representation. John is one of only 23 lawyers in Canada certified by the Law Society as a Specialist in Labour Law.

The Lawyers at Hyde HR Law come from nationally recognized law firms and, bring to the table the kind of attention to detail, drive for excellence and commitment to quality that underlies our success in client representation.

The lawyers at Hyde HR Law also bring something different to the practice of law: that is, practical real-life experiences, with pre-law backgrounds in human resources management, journalism, and other industries, ranging from transportation to construction.

Our motto is: "Our business, begins with understanding yours".

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Labour Lawyers Accepting Clients in Sudbury Ontario

Hyde HR Law

If you are a unionized construction employer in the Sudbury Region in Ontario, there is a possibility that big changes could be coming to your company in the opening months of 2022. For that reason, we have prepared these materials to let you know what is happening, how to prepare, as well as how to comply with the law.

Under Ontario’s Labour Relations Act, 1995, there is a two month "open period" which occurs at the end of each construction collective agreement’s term. For unionized construction employers, these two months can have a significant impact on both their operations and their workforce. This is because during the open period, employees can apply to terminate the union’s bargaining rights (otherwise known as union decertification), or another rival union can attempt to displace the current union by way of a raid (also known as displacement). The majority of collective agreements in the construction industry will expire on April 30, 2022. In these cases, the “open period” will begin on March 1, 2022.

Cities We Serve in the Sudbury District

The Sudbury district Is comprised of 132 cities and towns inluding Alban, Anderson Lake, Anderson Lake Station, Anstice, Appelo, Basin Mines, Bayswater, Beaverstone Bay, Benny, Bethnal, Bigwood, Biscotasing, Bolkow, Burwash, Callum, Camp Kenda, Camp Kenogaming, Camp Ketchini, Carson, Cartier, Casimir, Chapleau, Chartrand Corner, Chudleigh, Collins Inlet, Cranberry, Crerar, Delamere, Devon, Drefal, Dunnet's Corner, Esher, Espanola, Estaire, Eureka, Felix, Fluorite, Foleyet, Forks, Fox Lake, French River, Geneva, Gladwick, Gogama, Groundhog River, Hagar, Hartley Bay, Horwood Lake, Hugel, Island Lake, Jamot, Jerome, Joburke, Key Harbour, Key Junction, Key River, Killarney, Kinogama, Kormak, Kukatush, Laforest, Lapalmes, Lawson Quarry, Lee Valley, Lorne, Makwa, Markstay, Markstay-Warren, Massey, Mattagami Landing, McKees Camp, McKerrow, McVitties, Metagama, Missonga, Monetville, Morin Village, Musk, Nairn Centre, Nemegos, Nicholson, Nitro, Noëlville, Old Thor Lake, Ostrom, Ouellette, Paget, Palomar, Pardee, Pickerel River, Pineal Lake, Pogamasing, Porlock, Ramsey, Raphoe, Renabie, Rivière des Français, Rivière Veuve, Roberts, Ruel, Rutter, Saint Charles, Secord, Servos, Shanty Bay, Shawmere, Sheahan, Shining Tree, Singelake, St.-Charles, Stackpool, Stinson, Stralak, Stupart, Sucker Creek Landing, Sultan, Thor Lake, Tionaga, Tophet, Walford, Walford Station, Warren, Washagami, Waterfall, Wayland, Webbwood, West Arm, West River, Westree, Whitefish Falls, Willisville, Woman River.

Postal Codes We Serve in the Sudbury District

The Sudbury district Is comprised of 5 postal codes including P0H, P0M, P0P, P3E, P5E.

Neighbourhoods We Serve in the Sudbury District

West Humber-Clairville, Mount Olive-Silverstone-Jamestown, Thistletown-Beaumond Heights, Rexdale-Kipling, Elms-Old Rexdale, Kingsview Village-The Westway, Willowridge-Martingrove-Richview, Humber Heights-Westmount, Edenbridge-Humber Valley, Princess-Rosethorn, Eringate-Centennial-West Deane, Markland Wood, Etobicoke West Mall, Kingsway South, Stonegate-Queensway, New Toronto, Long Branch, Alderwood, Humber Summit, Humbermede, Pelmo Park-Humberlea, Black Creek, Glenfield-Jane Heights, York University Heights, Rustic, Maple Leaf, Brookhaven-Amesbury, Yorkdale-Glen Park, Englemount-Lawrence, Clanton Park, Bathurst Manor, Westminster-Branson, Newtonbrook West, Willowdale West, Lansing-Westgate, Bedford Park-Nortown, St.Andrew-Windfields, Bridle Path-Sunnybrook-York Mills, Banbury-Don Mills, Victoria Village, Flemingdon Park, Pleasant View, Don Valley Village, Hillcrest Village, Bayview Woods-Steeles, Newtonbrook East, Bayview Village, Henry Farm, O'Connor-Parkview, Thorncliffe Park, Leaside-Bennington, Broadview North, Old East York, Danforth East York, Woodbine-Lumsden, Taylor-Massey, East End-Danforth, The Beaches, Woodbine Corridor, Greenwood-Coxwell, Danforth, Playter Estates-Danforth, North Riverdale, Blake-Jones, South Riverdale, Cabbagetown-South St.James Town, Regent Park, Moss Park, North St.James Town, Kensington-Chinatown, University, Palmerston-Little Italy, Trinity-Bellwoods, Dufferin Grove, Little Portugal, South Parkdale, Roncesvalles, High Park-Swansea, High Park North, Runnymede-Bloor West Village, Junction Area, Weston-Pelham Park, Corso Italia-Davenport, Wychwood, Annex, Casa Loma, Yonge-St.Clair, Rosedale-Moore Park, Mount Pleasant East, Yonge-Eglinton, Forest Hill South, Forest Hill North, Lawrence Park South, Lawrence Park North, Humewood-Cedarvale, Oakwood Village, Briar Hill-Belgravia, Caledonia-Fairbank, Keelesdale-Eglinton West, Rockcliffe-Smythe, Beechborough-Greenbrook, Weston, Lambton Baby Point, Mount Dennis, Steeles, Tam O'Shanter-Sullivan, Wexford/Maryvale, Clairlea-Birchmount, Oakridge, Birchcliffe-Cliffside, Cliffcrest, Kennedy Park, Ionview, Dorset Park, Agincourt South-Malvern West, Agincourt North, Milliken, Centennial Scarborough, Highland Creek, Morningside, West Hill, Eglinton East, Scarborough Village, Guildwood, Golfdale-Cedarbrae-Woburn, Woburn North, West Rouge, Morningside Heights, Malvern West, Malvern East, L'Amoreaux West, East L'Amoreaux, Parkwoods-O'Connor Hills, Fenside-Parkwoods, Yonge-Doris, East Willowdale, Avondale, Oakdale-Beverley Heights, Downsview, Bendale-Glen Andrew, Bendale South, Islington, Etobicoke City Centre, Mimico-Queensway, Humber Bay Shores, West Queen West, Fort York-Liberty Village, Wellington Place, Harbourfront-CityPlace, St Lawrence-East Bayfront-The Islands, Church-Wellesley, Downtown Yonge East, Bay-Cloverhill, Yonge-Bay Corridor, Junction-Wallace Emerson, Dovercourt Village, North Toronto, South Eglinton-Davisville.

Areas of Practice

Labour Arbitrations

Labour arbitration is the dispute settling process in a unionized workplace. Labour arbitration can be used to resolve union grievances, contested policies, or for the negotiation of a new collective agreement.

Collective Bargaining

Collective agreements are fairly complex, and an inexpertly drafted agreement can significantly increase the cost of doing business. During collective bargaining negotiations, employers must consider every facet of employee relations for years to come.

Construction Labour

Construction labour law is more complicated and rule-driven than any other industry in the province. In Ontario, construction labour law is characterized by divisions based on sector, craft, and geographical area, as well as collective agreements that automatically apply to newly certified employers.

Transportation Labour

Labour law in the transportation sector is highly specialized. Either provincial or federal law can apply, depending on the exact nature of the work. Employers may also have certain rights to conduct drug and alcohol testing on employees. Expert legal advice is critical for companies who operate in this industry.

Aviation Labour

Labour law in the aviation sector largely falls under federal jurisdiction. Aviation labour law expertise requires an understanding of how the aviation sector works, together with a detailed knowledge of federal standards and jurisprudence.

Union Avoidance

Keeping your workplace union-free requires careful and strategic planning long before any union organizing drive even begins. One wrong move in the course of a union drive can lead to your business becoming automatically certified.

Defence to Union Grievances

A union grievance constitutes a ‘dispute’ under a collective bargaining agreement. Unions often seek to extend their power by filing grievances. Employers should always respond, with the help of a qualified labour lawyer.

Applications for Certification

Applications for Certification are, at the end of the day, decided by employees. However, employers have certain rights to participate in these matters, which can often make the difference between becoming certified or remaining union-free.

Termination of Bargaining Rights

Termination of Bargaining Rights, also known as “decertification”, occurs when employees no longer wish to be represented by their union. Any hint of employer influence during decertification can thwart the entire process.

Unfair Labour Practice Complaints

Employers have the right to communicate with employees about unionization – even in the course of a union organizing campaign. Employers cannot, however, use coercion, threats, intimidation, promises, or undue influence to turn employees against the union, or else risk an Unfair Labour Practice (ULP) complaint.