Brian B.
Canada

Labour and Employment Law, Legal Research, Contract Law, Family Law

Brian is counsel to and a Board member of the Canadian Employers Council (CEC). The CEC was the official "voice" of Canadian business until 2023, on the international stage, including at the ILO, in respect of the world of work. In January 2021, the CEC submitted a Report to the Canadian government setting out the views and perspective of the Canadian business community on a wide variety of unfolding international and domestic developments impacting the world of work and global workplaces. He is also counsel to the Federally Regulated Employers - Transportation and Communications (FETCO). FETCO is the principal organization representing the interests of federally-regulated employers, including its interactions with the Canadian Government. In 2023, FETCO became the official representative of Canadian business, on the international stage, including the ILO, in respect to the world of work. Brian advises Canadian businesses (operating both inside and outside of Canada), on how best to manage the risk of human rights impacts in their operations and activities, including supply chains, as well as guiding them on corporate reporting obligations under Canada’s new Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act. Brian is a member of the Global Coordinating Group (GCG) of Alliance 8.7. Alliance 8.7 is an international initiative aimed at advancing Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) No. 8 – the elimination of child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in the global supply chain. Brian was a member of the Labour Consultation Group, appointed by the Canadian Government, in respect of the social/labour provisions of the recently enacted Canada-US-Mexico trade deal (CUSMA). He is also a member of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement: Domestic Advisory Group (CETA:DAG) (Labour and Sustainable Development chapters) under the provisions of the provisional trade deal between Canada and the 27-member EU. He participates in the affairs of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA). In 2018, he presented a paper on "Globalization: Reverse or Reform?" at the ILERA World Congress held in Seoul, South Korea, and in 2020, he spoke on the topic of “Globalization and Labour Law” at the ILERA Regional: Americas conference. Brian is co-author of the book Canadian Labour and Employment Law for the U.S. Practitioner (4th Edition) published by Bloomberg BNA Books, Washington, D.C. He is also co-editor and an author of Federal Labour Law and Practice, published by Canada Law Book. He is an associate editor of the Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal (CLELJ) and a member of the International Association of Labour Law Journals. Brian sits on the Advisory Board of the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources (CIRHR) at the University of Toronto and the Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace at the Faculty of Law, Queen’s University. He is an Adjunct Professor at the CIRHR where he co-teaches the course on "International Developments in Labour and Human Resource Po
Skills

Skills

  • Academic Research
  • Conduct Research
  • Research Methods
  • Family
  • Legal Agreement
  • Contract
  • Law
  • Legal
  • Legal Documentation