Labour Lawyers accepting cases in Thistletown-Beaumond Heights Toronto Ontario

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Thistletown-Beaumond Heights Toronto Labour Lawyers

Hyde HR Law accepts Labour clients from the Thistletown-Beaumond Heights neighbourhood. The neighbourhood Thistletown-Beaumond Heights is located in the Eastern part of Etobicoke. The neighbourhood boundary for Thistletown-Beaumond Heights starts where Kipling Avenue intersects with a property line located slightly North of Farr Avenue. The boundary then continues East along the property line to another property line located slightly East of Farr Avenue. The boundary then continues South along the property line located East of Farr Avenue to Finch Avenue West. At Finch Avenue West, the boundary continues East to the Humber River East Branch. The boundary then continues South along the Humber River East Branch to a property line located through Albion Gardens Park. The boundary continues South-West and then North-East, connecting back to the Humber River East Branch. The boundary then continues South-West along the Humber River East Branch to the Humber River West Branch. Once the two rivers intersect, the boundary continues North-West along the Humber River West Branch to Kipling Avenue. At Kipling Avenue, the boundary then continues North back to the property line North of Farr Avenue.

About Thistletown-Beaumond Heights

Thistletown-Beaumond Heights is a culturally diverse neighbourhood which has seen many changes and many ethnic groups arrive and flourish. Although originally known as St. Andrew's, the village of Thistletown was renamed in honour of Dr. William Thistle, the local physician. In the late 1950s development from the expanding city of Toronto reached Thistletown. The northwest section of the area is known as both Beaumonde Heights.

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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