Labour Lawyers accepting cases in Junction Area Toronto Ontario

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Junction Area Toronto Labour Lawyers

Hyde HR Law accepts Labour clients from the Junction Area neighbourhood. The neighbourhood, Junction Area is located in the Western part of Toronto. The neighbourhood boundary for Junction Area starts at the intersection of Runnymede Road and Annette Street. The boundary continues East on Annette Street to Quebec Avenue. At Quebec Avenue, the boundary continues South to Humberside Avenue. At the intersection of Quebec Avenue and Humberside Avenue, the boundary continues East along Humberside Avenue to the Canadian National Railway. Once at the Canadian National Railway, the boundary then continues North to a property line located between Northland Avenue and Cayuga Avenue. The boundary follows this property line West, past Weston Road to another property line between Lapp Street and Maybank Avenue. The boundary then follows this property line between Lapp Street and Maybank Avenue South, to another property line located in the Ontario Hydro Lands. The boundary then continues South-West along the Ontario Hydro Lands property line to another property line between Henrietta Street and St. Clair Avenue West. The boundary continues West along the property line between Henrietta Street and St. Clair Avenue West, to Runnymede Road. Once at Runnymede Road, the boundary continues South to a property line located slightly South of Dundas Street West, between Beresford Avenue and Runnymede Road. The boundary then continues South along this property line between Beresford Avenue and Runnymede Road to another property line which falls perpendicular to it. This property line is located just North of Annette Street, and the boundary follows this property line East to Runnymede Road. Once at Runnymede Road, the boundary continues South, back to Annette Street.

About Junction Area

The Junction is a neighbourhood near the West Toronto Diamond, a junction of four railway lines in the area. The Junction was a manufacturing community that rose quickly during the late 19th century. Recent rapid gentrification has meant new chic restaurants and bars have opened up along Dundas Street, attracting young people, while lower rents make the neighbourhood appealing to artists.

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.

Our Labour Lawyers

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