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Labour Relations & Union Advice

Recent changes to the Labour Relations Code by the NDP have been worker-centric and focused on unions and less in the interest of employers, making it imperative that employers  become prepared for a union organizing drive.

At this time, Employers have 5 business days from the filing of the application to the hearing and secret ballot vote—not a lot of time to react. However with the introduction of Bill 10-2022 on April 6, 2022, there are further potentially significant changes impacting an employer’s ability to respond to sudden union drives, certification applications, investigations, strikes, negotiations etc.

The new Bill introduces a return to the automatic “card check” method for union certification, without any vote. 

Unions take advantage of employers who do not have the time to react to an organizing drive. If you have an urgent need for advice in any of these areas we encourage you to call Mike (604-250-0090) or Chris (604-591-7321) – available to you 7 days a week.

Experienced Labour Lawyers

Our Employment & Labour Group senior lawyer Mike Weiler has spent 40 years advising, educating and representing employers and businesses of all sizes on union matters from initial union certifications to collective bargaining.  Our Team is ready to assist businesses in navigating these tricky waters and helping them gain more equal footing with the sophisticated and financially resourceful unions, whose sole focus is to organize and represent employees. Our specialized Team at KSW provides cost effective and practical advice and representation in all areas of labour and union matters including:

  • Maintaining a non-union workplace through positive and team building initiatives and strategies
  • Advising on union organizing drives including defenses to such applications, unfair labour practices  and employer free speech
  • Representing employers in LRB certification and decertification hearings
  • Collective bargaining including acting as spokesperson
  • Advising on labour dispute strategies including mediation and  how to operate during a strike or lockout
  • Advising employers on collective agreement administration
  • Representing employers in arbitration hearings under collective agreements

Our Labour Relations & Union Advice Lawyers

Our experienced labour relations & union advice lawyers have worked with clients of all sizes and industries, throughout the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland, since 1973

CHRIS DRINOVZ

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Employment Contracts & Policies, Human Resources & Investigations, Information & Privacy, Business WorkSafeBC, Employment Human Rights, Dismissals & Termination Planning, Labour Relations and Unions, Personal Wrongful Dismissal & Terminations, Employment Standards, Personal WorkSafeBC, Information and Privacy, EI & CPP, Discrimination & Harassment, Our Charities & Non-Profits Lawyers, Our Labour Relations & Union Advice Lawyers

Abbotsford, Langley, Surrey

604-507-6192

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JENSON LEUNG

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Personal Wrongful Dismissal & Terminations, Employment Standards, Discrimination & Harassment, Employment Contracts & Policies, Employment Human Rights, Dismissals & Termination Planning

Surrey, BC

1-604-591-7321

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MICHAEL J. WEILER

Lawyer

Personal Wrongful Dismissal & Terminations, Employment Standards, Information and Privacy, Discrimination & Harassment, Employment Contracts & Policies, Information & Privacy, Employment Human Rights, Dismissals & Termination Planning, Labour Relations and Unions, Our Charities & Non-Profits Lawyers, Our Labour Relations & Union Advice Lawyers

Vancouver, BC

604-336-7423

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