A co-presenter of the “Employer
Do’s and Don’ts in Responding
to a Union Organizing Drive”
SuperSession, Julie O’Donnell
practises law at Shields O’Donnell
MacKillop LLP, where she is a partner.
With an emphasis on management labour
and employment law, she acts for both
private and public sector clients.
O’Donnell has been involved in all aspects
of collective bargaining and in
the enforcement and administration of
collective agreements. She also has substantial
experience in labour disputes and
in the obtaining of injunctive relief to restrain
picketing in such disputes. She
has appeared before provincial and federal
labour relations boards and before
all levels of Ontario courts. Her practice
also includes human rights, workers’
compensation, employment standards, occupational
health and safety and dismissal
matters. She graduated from Osgoode
Law School in 1988 with a Bachelor of
Laws. She also holds a Bachelor or Arts
from Trent University.
During the SuperSession, O’Donnell
and her co-presenter Brandin O’Connor
will address the three most important
topics HR professionals need to learn
about unions organizing in workplaces.
She will answer questions such as: what
are the first signs of union organization
and how can it be lawfully avoided? What
is the legal process for union organization?
What are employers allowed to say
and do during a union organizing drive?
After attending the session, you will
take away practical tips about how you
can learn if an organizing drive is happening
in your workplace. You will hear about
the first steps you can take when you are
served with an application for union certification.
You will also learn about what
you can and cannot say in opposition to
the union drive before employees vote.
Attend “Employer Do’s and Don’ts in
Responding to a Union Organizing Drive”
on February 1 at 10:00 a.m.
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