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On Demand Webinar: Union Organizing - Tips, Traps and Proactive Employer Strategies

HR Domains (Career GPS): Employee Relations; Occupational Health and Safety; Performance and Rewards

As traditionally “union heavy” industries diminish, Canadian unions are actively employing new and more aggressive strategies to shore up their membership numbers. Canadian HR Reporter

Union-free employers that wish to stay that way must educate themselves on the union organizing process, the risks to their workplace and proactive strategies to both avoid and address a union organizing campaign.

Lawyers from Sherrard Kuzz LLP, one of Canada's leading labour and employment law firms assisting employers with union organizing, will take listeners through these issues and more in this one hour webinar.


Erin Kuzz is a founding member of Sherrard Kuzz LLP.  She is a leading employment and labour lawyer with expertise in several areas of labour law including responding to union organizing and applications for certification. Erin has chaired a number of national and local conferences on labour and employment related matters, and for many years co-taught Labour Arbitration at Osgoode Hall Law School.  She is widely published and conducts workshops and seminars for employers on a wide variety of topics including progressive discipline, privacy, attendance management, positive employee relations, remaining union-free, workplace harassment and preparation for arbitration hearings. Erin is Past Chair of the Labour Relations Section of the Ontario Bar Association.  She is also a member of several organizations including:

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association (Alternative Dispute Resolution, Construction Law, Civil Litigation, Constitutional, Civil Liberties, Human Rights, Labour & Employment)
  • Worklaw® Network Executive Committee
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Women’s Executive Network
  • Human Resource Committee for the 2015 Pan/ParaPan American Games
  • Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE).

Farrah Sunderani provides advice to employers on a wide range of labour and employment matters including collective agreement administration, collective bargaining and employee relations. Farrah has written several articles and publications on various labour and employment issues. She is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association (Labour & Employment, Civil Litigation, Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Workers’ Compensation and Young Lawyers), Law Society of Upper Canada and Law Society of Alberta.

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