Stephen is a partner in our Toronto office. He acts as Counsel for many local and Provincial Construction Associations, individual contractors and a range of other employers. In this capacity Stephen provides advice and advocacy in collective bargaining; before the Ontario Labour Relations Board and before various adjudicative bodies and Courts throughout Ontario.
Stephen is a co- author of several labour and employment law texts, including “Canadian Construction Labour & Employment Law” (LexisNexis Canada Inc.); Practice Guides for Occupational Health and Safety and The Purchase and Sale of a Business (Carswell). Stephen is consistently rated as “repeatedly recommended” in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
Prior to attending law school, Stephen spent six years in the automotive industry as co-founder of an engine components manufacturing company. Sandco Automotive Limited grew from a small two-person business to become a drive train parts supplier to OEM with over 200 employees in Ontario.
Before joining Mathews Dinsdale Stephen was for 25 years the founding partner and principal of a labour and employment law firm in Hamilton, Ontario.
Osgoode Hall, Toronto, Ontario, LL.M., 1990
Queen’s University, Faculty of Law, Kingston, Ontario LL.B., 1985
York University, Toronto, Ontario, BA, 1982
Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario), 1987
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
Construction Sector Labour Relations
Union Organizing and Applications for Certification
Discipline and Termination of Employment
Purchase and Sale, Restructuring and Closure of a Business
Grievances and Arbitration
Judicial Review and Appellate Matters
Occupational Health and Safety
Industry / Sector Experience
Long-term Care and Nursing Homes
Warehousing and Distribution
Shipping and Marine Repair
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