Practice Areas

Powell-Weir provides a full range of legal services related to the areas of Employment Law and Labour relations. We offer both employers and employees a wide breadth of specialized services including:

Employment Law:

Mr. Powell has assisted both employers and dismissed employees in his employment law practice since 1980. Accordingly, Mr. Powell has "worked both sides of the fence" and can be called upon to assist and provide solutions in the following areas of employment law:

  • Wrongful dismissal;
  • Labour law;
  • Canada Labour Code complaints;
  • Negotiation of severance packages;
  • Negotiating and drafting of employment contracts;
  • Employment standards issues;
  • Human rights issues;
  • Employment law litigation;
  • Employment law mediation.

Labour Relations:

Mr. Weir specializes in assisting employers in labour relations areas such as:

  • Representation of management in collective bargaining;
  • Drafting of collective agreements, workplace policies and procedures and employment contracts;
  • Counsel before all labour relations boards and tribunals;
  • Counsel before boards of arbitration on grievance matters;
  • Advice on fair labour practices and compliance with employment related statutes including human rights, employment standards, and occupational health and safety.