Darryl practises in all areas of human resources and labour law at both federal and provincial levels. Darryl advises clients regarding the interpretation and application of all labour, employment, human rights, pay equity, privacy, employment standards, workers’ compensation, workplace safety and insurance, accessibility for the disabled, and occupational health and safety legislation (in both the private and public sectors).
He assists clients with employee recruiting and hiring, executive compensation, discipline, drug and alcohol issues, individual and mass terminations, discharge, wrongful dismissal, unjust dismissal, departing employees (including with respect to employee common law and restrictive covenant obligations), workplace investigations, grievances, arbitrations, human rights applications, unfair labour practice complaints, workers’ compensation, occupational health and safety issues, and statutory complaints and applications. Darryl also drafts and revises a wide variety of labour and employment documents, including employment contracts, employment policies and procedures, collective agreements and human rights documents (including discrimination, harassment and accommodation policies).
Darryl also has extensive experience advising employers in the labour and employment implications of corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and restructurings. He has worked with clients in a wide variety of industries and contexts, including service, retail, wholesale, pharmaceuticals, medical, technology, publishing, banking, finance, securities, insurance, automotive, First Nations, public sector, and others.
Darryl also provides training to clients on the full range of human resources, labour relations and employment law issues.