Kelsey has been with CCP since 2006, and a partner since 2013.
Having completed a Master’s Degree in Industrial Relations in addition to his LL.B., Kelsey strives to understand his clients’ “big picture”, allowing him to provide strategic and proactive advice. With this approach, Kelsey has assisted employers across a broad range of industries, both federally and provincially, in avoiding exposure and limiting risk, by helping them to develop and implement sound human resources and labour relations policies and practices. In particular, Kelsey focuses on avoiding or dealing with issues of unionization, unionized labour disputes, collective agreement negotiations and working through the grievance process.
When an adversarial approach is more appropriate Kelsey is also a proficient and persuasive advocate for both federal and provincial employers at all stages of the litigation process, whether before an administrative tribunal, in grievance arbitration, or in civil litigation. Kelsey regularly represents employers before the Canada Industrial Relations Board, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and has appeared before all levels of Court in Ontario.
Kelsey also regularly presents workshops and seminars on various labour and employment law topics for managers, supervisors and human resources professionals.
Regardless of the forum or issue at hand, Kelsey seeks the most effective and efficient way to help his clients overcome the legal obstacles that get in the way of business.
Apr 21, 2020
On April 21, 2020, CCPartners and MNP to host a free webinar on Navigating Your Workplace During COVID-19 - One Month Later. ...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
Nov 02, 2017
Karen Fields, Partner, and Kelsey Orth, Partner, will lead a discussion of the 16 recommendations that form the basis of the Action Plan that will ......MORE
As you may have read in this space before, the Ontario government passed Bill 27 back in 2021. The Working for Workers Act, 2021 – not to be ......MORE
Although perhaps counterintuitive to most people, it is an established point of Canadian employment law that employee dishonesty does not necessari......MORE
I recently spoke at a Lancaster House webinar on the topic of “good faith and honest performance” in the employment context, and the re......MORE