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Federal Labour Law and Practice
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Editors: Brian Burkett, Douglas Gilbert, John Craig, Margaret Gavins

Federal Labour Law and Practice provides a detailed and analytical review of federal labour law as it has been developed by the Canada Industrial Relations Board (and where relevant its predecessor the Canada Labour Relations Board) and the courts, with special emphasis on the impact of the 1999 amendments to the Canada Labour Code. It includes a thorough review of the Canada Industrial Relations Board Regulations, 2012 and an analysis of the impact of the new Regulations on the Board's practice and procedure.

An essential text for labour practitioners, in-house counsel, unions and human resources professionals dealing with federally regulated unionized workplaces, it covers the following topics:

Chapter 1 – Placing Federal Labour Law in its Historical Context

Chapter 2 – Background to the Federal Sector

Chapter 3 – Recent Developments in the Federal Sector

Chapter 4 – The Code in our Federal System

Chapter 5 – Extraterritorial Application of the Code

Chapter 6 – Organization of the Board

Chapter 7 – Board Procedures

Chapter 8 – Who is covered by the Canada Labour Code?

Chapter 9 – Interim Orders

Chapter 10 – Acquisition of Bargaining Rights

Chapter 11 – The Board's Power to Review and Reconsider its Decision

Chapter 12 – Single Employer Applications and Bargaining Rights

Chapter 13 – Revocation of Bargaining Rights

Chapter 14 – Sale of Business Applications

Chapter 15 – Collective Bargaining under the Canada Labour Code

Chapter 16 – Content and Interpretation of Collective Agreements

Chapter 17 – Conciliation and First Agreement Interest Arbitration

Chapter 18 – Strikes and Lock-outs

Chapter 19 – Unfair Labour Practices

Chapter 20 – Offences and Punishments

About the Author
Brian Burkett, a partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, has practised exclusively in the area of management labour relations and employment law since his call to the Ontario Bar in 1978. He provides strategic advice to clients in the private and public sectors and strategic input on the development of labour and employment law policy at provincial, federal and international levels. Mr. Burkett appears before grievance arbitration and labour relations boards both federally and provincially, and negotiates collective agreements on behalf of employers in the telecommunications, transportation, energy, retail and health care sectors. As Director of and counsel to the Canadian Employers Council (CEC), He represents the interests of Canadian employers at the International Labour Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, and in connection with the Summit of the Americas Process. Mr. Burkett is co-author of the book Canadian Labour and Employment Law for the U.S. Practitioner, Third Edition (2011) and an editor of Federal Labour Law and Practice (Canada Law Book).
Douglas G. Gilbert is a senior partner in Heenan Blaikie's Toronto office. His practice includes advocacy, negotiations and advisory work on behalf of Canadian and multinational employers. He is a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and a Fellow of The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers. Mr. Gilbert is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, Labor Relations Special Expertise Committee. He is Co-Chair of the International Practice Group on Labour and Restructuring of Ius Laboris, an international alliance of more than 40 of the world's leading labour law firms. Mr. Gilbert is the co-author of Canadian Labour and Employment Law for the U.S. Practitioner, A Guide to Workers Compensation in Ontario (Canada Law Book) and co-authors the chapters on Canada in International Labor and Employment Law, and Getting the Deal Through Labour and Employment. Mr. Gilbert has received the highest rating of "preeminent" under the Martindale-Hubbell rating system. He is recognized as a leading practitioner in the field of management labour and employment law in Chambers Global, The International Who's Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers, Who's Who Legal: Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada, The Cross Border Labour and Employment Benefits Handbook, Expert Guides to Leading Labour & Employment Lawyers and the Practical Law Company's Which Lawyer ranking.
John Craig, partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, practises exclusively in the area of labour, employment and pension law. He provides pro-active strategic advice to unionized and non-unionized employers, representing them before arbitrators, labour relations boards, employment and human rights tribunals and appellate. He is a frequent speaker at numerous academic and practice-focused conferences on subjects related to anti-discrimination, privacy, constitutional and international law. He is author and coauthor of several texts including Federal Labour Law and Practice published by Canada Law Book.
Margaret E. Gavins is a partner at Heenan Blaikie's Toronto office in the Labour and Employment group. She provides practical advice, legal analysis and complex opinions to clients and lawyers in the firm's National Labour and Employment group. Her practice encompasses labour and employment law, human rights, workers' compensation and privacy. She has advised employers on workforce mergers and restructuring involving some of Canada's largest corporations. She assists in the preparation of legal arguments in labour and employment litigation at all levels, from expedited grievance arbitration to appeals to the Supreme Court of Canada.
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