Hugh Dyer's practice is restricted to advising and representing employers in labour relations and employment-related matters. These matters concern union and non-union employees, encompassing labour relations, negotiation and administration of collective agreements, human rights, employment standards, health and safety and other employment issues.
He frequently acts as employer counsel in grievance and interest arbitrations. He appears as counsel before the Canada Industrial Relations Board and the Ontario Labour Relations Boards and before human rights, labour standards and health and safety tribunals.
Mr. Dyer also advises concerning the labour relations and employment issues arising in the context of commercial transactions, including the sale or purchase of a business.
Mr. Dyer has extensive experience in representing both private and public sector clients, responding to their need for practical, results-oriented legal advice. The private sector clients include a number of significant transportation and manufacturing enterprises. Within the public sector, he has special expertise in labour relations and employment matters relating to municipalities, health and long term care.
- LL.B. (with distinction), University of Western Ontario, 1983
- B.A., University of Western Ontario, 1980
- Chambers Global 2013 ranked lawyer, Employment & Labour
- Member, Canadian Bar Association.
- Member, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers
- Lecturer on labour relations, human rights and other employment law issues to groups such as the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Transport Lawyers' Association, the Ontario Trucking Association, the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aged, the Ontario School Bus Operators' Association, the Ontario Police Association and various for-profit and non-profit organizations
Other Editorial Contributions
- Co-author, "Canadian Employment Law Fact Book".
- Author, Papers concerning drug and alcohol testing, labour issues in commercial transactions, attendance management, health and safety and other employment issues
- Sale of a Business, 8th Edition, LexisNexis Canada, 2011
- Mandatory Retirement Prohibited in the Federal Sector?, Labour and Employment Communiqué, November 6, 2009
- Key Labour and Employment Law Advice for Purchasers in the Context of a ‘Sale of Business’, The Law Society of Upper Canada, 2009
- The Global Workplace 101: Issues facing multinational employers, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association Magazine, 2009
- Directors' Personal Liability For Unpaid Wages, Labour and Employment Communiqué, December 10, 2008
- Do Bargaining Unit Work Clauses Restrict the Re-Assignment of "Shared Functions"?, Labour and Employment Communiqué, May 29, 2003
- Can an Employee on Long-Term Disability be Dismissed?, Labour and Employment Communiqué, July 11, 2002