Early in his career Jay practised labour and employment law for over five years in Toronto, first with a large downtown law firm and then with a management-side labour and employment law firm. Jay joined Crawford Chondon & Partners LLP as a partner in October of 2001.
Jay represents employers in all areas of labour and employment law at both federal and provincial levels. He provides strategic advice and representation to management with respect to a full range of labour relations and employment law matters and is recognized as a leading practitioner in construction labour relations matters. Jay regularly appears as counsel in collective bargaining and before the Ontario (OLRB) and Canada (CIRB) labour/industrial relations boards, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, as well as private boards of arbitration and various other employment related statutory tribunals.
Jay has significant experience advising management on labour and employment issues arising from all manner of transactions or reorganizations in the public, private and construction sectors. Jay regularly conducts workshops and seminars dealing with issues such as union organizing, employee relations, managing in a union workplace and employment standards. Jay has also served as an employer nominee on both rights and interest boards of arbitration.
Dec 09, 2019
On December 9, 2019, Jay Rider will be speaking at the Construction Labour & Employment Relations Conference on "Bill 100 – The Protectin......MORE
Oct 25, 2018
On October 25, 2015 Jay Rider and Kelsey Orth spoke at the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce on Legalizing Marijuana in the Workplace....MORE
Feb 01, 2018
Kindly note, this seminar is to proceed in February 2018. The specific date, time and location will be announced in the upcoming weeks. CCPart......MORE
Ontario Bar Association
Canadian Association of Counsel for Employers (CACE)
Board Member, King Township Chamber of Commerce
Kingston Chamber of Commerce
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