Keith P. Burkhardt
Recognized by Lexpert® as one of Canada’s leading labour lawyers, Keith’s practice is focused on the representation of management in many areas. Keith regularly appears before the Ontario Labour Relations Board and labour arbitrators, and is frequently invited to speak at industry and legal conferences. Keith’s expertise includes:
- Attendance Management
- Canada Industrial Relations Board Proceedings
- Collective Agreement Administration
- Collective Bargaining
- Construction Labour Relations
- Employee Relations
- Employee Screening and Hiring
- Employment Standards
- Grievance Arbitration
- Interest Arbitration
- Labour Relations Board Proceedings
- Management Training
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Policy Development and Implementation
- Responding to Union Organizing and Applications for Certification
- Sale or Closure
- Strike or Lock-Out Preparation and Business Continuity Planning
- Workplace Audits
- Workplace Investigations
- Workplace Safety and Insurance
Keith is a member of the Ontario Bar Association (Labour & Employment, Pension, Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Construction Law, and Young Lawyers), Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Prior to joining Sherrard Kuzz LLP, Keith obtained a Juris Doctor and Master of Industrial Relations Degree from University of Toronto, as well as an Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Lakehead University. Keith holds the distinction of being Sherrard Kuzz LLP’s very first summer law student many years ago.
Preparing for the 2016 Construction Open Period in Ontario
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HRM Online - February 19, 2015COCA speaker explores industry's open period
Daily Commercial News - March 14, 2013NHL Lockout: Time becomes major player in labour negotiations
National Post - December 29, 2012NHL Lockout: Legal manoeuvers by league, union add twist to labour talks
National Post - December 14, 2012Figuring out the future of the NHL lockout
National Post - December 8, 2012All in a Day's Work
OEL Dialogue - Issue 34-2 - Spring 2012Employee Free Choice Act: Ontario Experiences and Potential Economic Impact
University of New Brunswick Law Journal, Vol. LIX - 2009"Privacy Is Dead, Deal With It"
Canadian Labour Law Reporter - Labour Notes - December 1, 2008Privacy vs. policy: Personal use of company equipment
Canadian Employment Law Today - November 19, 2008Global Positioning Systems: Big Brother or Good Business?
Ontario Bar Association: Labour Relations Section - May, 2007Family Of Murdered Nurse Sues For $13.5 Million
Canadian HR Reporter - April 10, 2006