Lawyers for employers Kelsey Orth and Michael Maclellan (CRAWFORD CHONDON & PARTNERS LLP) join Pat and Stéphane to discuss employment law during the pandemic.

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Kelsey has been with CCPartners since 2006, and a partner since 2013.

Kelsey has a Master’s Degree in Industrial Relations in addition to his LL.B. and strives to understand his clients’ “big picture”, to be able to provide strategic and proactive advice. In particular, Kelsey focuses on avoiding or dealing with issues of unionization, unionized labour disputes and arbitrations, collective agreement negotiations and working through the grievance process.

When an adversarial approach is more appropriate Kelsey is also a proficient and persuasive advocate for both federal and provincial employers at all stages of the litigation process, whether before an administrative tribunal, in grievance arbitration, or in civil litigation. Kelsey regularly represents employers before the Canada Industrial Relations Board, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and has appeared before all levels of Court in Ontario.

Mike advises employers on a wide array of legal matters including: collective bargaining, interpretation and application of collective agreements, employee discipline and termination of employment, human rights, workplace violence and harassment, responding to union certification applications and related employer applications, construction industry matters arising under the Labour Relations Act, and complaints under the Employment Standards Act, 2000.

When matters progress beyond providing strategic and proactive advice, Mike successfully advocates for employers as at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, private labour arbitration boards, the Ontario Grievance Settlement Board, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and the Ontario Court of Justice.