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Collective Agreement Handbook: A Guide for Employers and Employees, Third Edition
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Collective Agreement Handbook: A Guide for Employers and Employees, Third Edition provides the best framework for a clear understanding of collective agreements in Canada. It includes sample clauses and sets out the common concepts of collective agreements and explains the meaning of the standard provisions and their most frequent variations. This resource helps you to:
  • Understand the collective bargaining process and how workplace rights and obligations are established
  • Interpret clauses in day-to-day applications of collective agreements
  • Make informed decisions when negotiating the terms of a new collective agreement
The Third Edition includes:
  • A discussion of changes to the Ontario Human Rights Code to prohibit mandatory retirement
  • New commentary and sample clauses on the duty to accommodate
  • Discussion of the expanding jurisdiction of arbitrators to enforce employment related statutes and disputes
  • New commentary on witness duty, including a sample clause
  • New commentary on how holiday pay is calculated under the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000
  • Updated commentary on parental leave, personal emergency leave, family leave and military service leave
  • Expanded coverage of public sector examples
About the Author
Stewart D. Saxe, CHRP, LL.B., is an international partner with Baker & McKenzie LLP's Labour and Employment and Regulatory Law Department at the Toronto office. Mr. Saxe has represented and advised clients in hundreds of collective agreement negotiations as well as appearing regularly at arbitrations and on labour relations board matters. He is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Labour Law and as a Human Resources Professional by the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario. In addition to this text, Mr. Saxe is the author and co-author of numerous articles and books in the labour law field including Collective Agreement Handbook: A Guide for Employers and Employees, Third Edition with Neal B. Sommer and Collective Agreement Handbook: A Guide for Employers and Employees, Third Edition with Brian C. McLean and Employment Contracts Handbook, Third Edition with Cheryl J. Elliott (Canada Law Book). Mr. Saxe was one of five lawyers featured in "Canadian Lawyer" magazine's cover article on leading negotiators in Canada (August 2006). In 2009 he was made an honorary member of the Ontario Medical Association following his work as their chief negotiator.
Brian McLean is a part-time mediator/arbitrator. His mediation practice is primarily centered around the resolution of wrongful dismissal lawsuits. He also frequently mediates disputes in labour relations, employment and various related areas such as human rights, workers' compensation, group and individual disability claims and pension issues. He has been a full-time Vice-Chair on the Ontario Labour Relations Board for more than 10 years. Immediately, prior to joining the Board he was a sole practitioner mainly representing employees in wrongful dismissal claims. Before that he practised at Baker and McKenzie as an employment and labour lawyer.
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