Dave McKechnie

Chair, Employment & Labour Relations, McMillan LLP

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Dave practises in all areas of labour and employment law at both the provincial and federal level. He advises and represents employers with respect to employee hiring and dismissal, wrongful dismissal claims, disability management and benefit issues, workplace accommodation, harassment, employment standards, employment contracts, employment policies, human rights, grievance arbitration, negotiation and administration of collective agreements, workers’ safety and insurance and Canada Labour Code unjust dismissal complaints. Dave also has experience in relation to employee and retiree benefits class action claims.

Dave represents clients in front of various labour tribunals, including the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, employment insurance appeals, employment standards hearings and at arbitrations and mediations. Dave has also regularly appeared before the Ontario Superior Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Dave is a member of the firm’s business immigration practice, and advises clients on all aspects of business immigration, including labour market opinions, intra-company transfers, professional applications and permanent residence applications for economic class immigration and provincial nominees.

Dave is a graduate with honours of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. Prior to joining McMillan, he worked as a litigation clerk at Thompson Coburn LLP in Washington, D.C.