Windsor-Essex County Labour Lawyers Representing Employers in Labour Arbitrations
The knowledgeable labour law group at Willis Business Law understands the significant financial impact and business disruptions caused by grievances and labour disputes. The firm works closely with unionized employers to develop pragmatic, effective arbitration strategies that protect the employer’s rights and, whenever possible, maintain a productive working relationship.
Labour Arbitrations in Ontario
The Labour Relations Act of Ontario requires every collective agreement to provide a process for the final and binding settlement of any dispute arising from the interpretation, application, administration or violation of the agreement. The process provided must enable the resolution of issues without causing a stoppage of work.
Where the employer and union cannot resolve a dispute or grievance, either party can refer the matter to arbitration. The neutral third party hearing the case renders a decision that is final and binding on all parties.
Common Grievances & Labour Disputes
Common issues involved in labour arbitrations in Ontario include:
- Working conditions;
- Workplace policies;
- Discharge and discipline;
- Unfair labour practices;
- Strike, strikebreaking, picketing, and lock-out;
- Worker health and safety;
- Collective bargaining; and
- Workforce reductions.
Employers should consult with a qualified labour lawyer as early as possible in the grievance process to avoid an escalation in conflict and preserve their rights under the collective agreement.
Willis Business Law represents unionized employers in a variety of individual, policy, and group grievances. The firm understands the personal and business impact of labour disputes and works to preserve the relationship between the employer, union, and employee as much as possible. When conflicts proceed to arbitration, the firm’s talented labour law group takes swift, decisive action to preserve the employer’s options under the collective agreement and avoid workplace disruption.
Contact Willis Business Law in Windsor for Dynamic Representation in Labour Arbitrations
The labour lawyers of Willis Business Law have extensive experience representing unionized employers in labour arbitrations. Backed by a mastery of Ontario labour law, the firm provides skilled advocacy in a broad range of disputes, including collective bargaining, unfair labour practices, certification, decertification, and individual and policy grievances.
Willis Business Law has built lasting relationships with private and public sector employers across Windsor-Essex County by providing reliable, innovative labour law solutions. The firm proudly serves clients throughout the surrounding areas, including Amherstburg, Essex, Kingsville, Lakeshore, LaSalle, Leamington, Pelee Island, Tecumseh, Chatham-Kent, and Sarnia. To schedule a consultation with a member of the firm’s dynamic labour law group, please contact us online or call 519-945-5470.