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Peter C. Straszynski

Tel: 416 777 5447  Fax: 1 888 587 5766

Peter assists employers with all of their employment law issues, through the hiring to the post-termination stages of employment, in both the union and non-union settings.

In the non-union environment, Peter assists employers with contracts of employment, restrictive covenants, workplace policies, proactive advice on compliance with Employment Standards and other employment-related legislation, strategic direction on discipline and termination, the preparation of severance packages, the settlement or litigation of all manner of workplace disputes before the courts and administrative tribunals, including wrongful dismissals, applications for injunctive relief, Employment Standards and Employment Insurance proceedings, and the defence of charges under the Occupational Health & Safety Act.

In the union environment, Peter helps employers resist union certification attempts, deal with daily administration of collective agreements, defend unfair labour practice complaints or other applications under the Labour Relations Act and resolve or litigate grievances before boards of arbitration.

In either setting, Peter regularly advises employers on human rights matters and where necessary defends them in proceedings before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.

Peter is regularly called upon by the firm’s corporate and insolvency lawyers to deal with the labour and employment law implications inherent in the purchase and sale of a business or in the case of receivership or insolvency.

  • Ready for Bill 148? Changes to Ontario Employment Law Affecting Your Dental Practice

    Legal Issues Affecting Dentists Today, Torkin Manes Health Law Program

  • Ready for Bill 148? - Pending Changes to Ontario’s Employment & Labour Laws

    Speaker, Nurturing a Risk Management Culture

  • Marijuana in the Canadian Workplace

    Speaker, Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), Quebec City

  • Marijuana in the Canadian Workplace

    Speaker, Building Industry and Land Development Association 

  • Marijuana and the Canadian Workplace

    Torkin Manes LegalPoint

  • Emerging Trends and Challenges in the Workplace

    Torkin Manes Employment & Labour Relations Seminar, May 2017

  • Workplace Harassment Update: Ministry of Labour Issues “Code of Practice”

    Torkin Manes LegalPoint

  • January 1 2017 Deadline for AODA Compliance

    Torkin Manes LegalPoint

  • Marijuana in the Workplace

    Torkin Manes LegalPoint

  • New Ontario “Tip” Protection Legislation

    Torkin Manes LegalPoint

More Speaking & Writing
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
  • Engineering Human Resource Association
  • Human Resource Professionals Association
  • The Ojibway Club
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association
  • Society of Design Administration (Canada)