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Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP

Employment & Labour

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What the team is known for

Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein is an outstanding Toronto litigation boutique recognised for its first-rate employment and labour practice. The team services trade unions, employers and employees in a variety of sectors including law enforcement, education, energy and construction. It offers sought-after guidance on a range of issues, including termination disputes, labour arbitrations, collective bargaining and pensions matters. The firm is noted for its advice on human rights issues and on the labour and employment aspects of insolvencies. It further boasts a robust civil litigation practice and has notable experience handling class action cases. Its lawyers are experienced in appearing before all levels of the court, Labour and Human Rights Tribunals and disputes boards.

Strengths

One commentator observed: "They have superlative expertise in employment law."

Notable practitioners

Chris Paliare is an experienced Toronto-based lawyer who represents both unions and non-unionised employees in contentious employment matters. Sources appreciate that his strengths in labour law are enhanced by his prolific practice in administrative law and civil litigation.
"Chris Paliare is a smart, thoughtful and creative litigator. He brings a very high level of skill to every interaction."

Donald Eady represents trade unions in labour relations matters, with particular strength in union disputes, grievance arbitrations and workers' compensation matters. On these issues he frequently appears before both trial and appellate courts as well as administrative tribunals.

Ian Roland is well versed in labour law, especially regarding contentious matters. He is an experienced litigator and is also recognised by peers in Toronto for his capabilities in public and administrative law.

Nini Jones is a well-versed union-side labour lawyer who is especially praised for her skills in human rights issues. Sources commend her for her representation of police associations in labour relations and collective bargaining. She is also strong in employment standards and health and safety matters.

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Overview

Virtually all of our lawyers practise employment law, which is the area of law governing the employment of executives, managers, and all other non-union employees. Unlike our labour law practice in which we exclusively represent trade unions, in our employment law practice we act for both employees and employers.

We provide advice and advocacy relating to all areas of the employment relationship. These range from drafting employment contracts, to dealing with matters arising during employment such as conducting or responding to workplace investigations, to of course those issues arising at the end of employment, including constructive dismissal and termination with and without cause. We are frequently retained to advise and act in respect of non-competition or non-solicitation agreements. The Human Rights Code is often engaged in employment matters, and we provide regular advice with respect to those issues. We are also often consulted regarding change in control provisions, and shareholder or other business disputes in which there is an employment element, as well as all other issues that involve executive level employees.

Employment disputes tend to be resolved by negotiation at a relatively early stage because that is the preferred route for both employees and employers. We also hold the view that a negotiated resolution, before positions become entrenched and costs escalate, is in general in the interests of both sides. 

Members

Eady, Donald (Head of Department)

Coleman, Nick

Fenrick, Michael

Jones, Caroline (Nini)

Jones, Nini

Latimer, Jessica

Lawrence, Emily

Lokan, Andrew

Martin, Jodi

Monger, John

Scott, Lindsay

Clients

A number of trade unions

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Employment & Labour

Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP

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Location

155 Wellington Street West

35th Floor

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

ON M5V 3H1

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Ontario

Employment & Labour: Labour for Unions


Chris Paliare
Band 1
Donald Eady
Band 3
Ian Roland
Band 2
Nini Jones
Band 3