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Brian W. Burkett



Brian W. Burkett is a senior partner with Heenan Blaikie’s Toronto office. Mr. Burkett has practiced exclusively in the area of management labour relations and employment law since his call to the Ontario Bar in 1978. His law practice on behalf of individual employers and employer organizations includes: providing strategic labour and employment law advice for clients in both the private and public sector; strategic input on the development of labour and employment law policy at the provincial, federal and international levels; appearances before grievance arbitration and labour relations boards at the provincial and federal level and before provincial and federal courts; and negotiation of collective agreements on behalf of a variety of employers in the telecommunications, transportation, energy retail and health care sectors.

Airline’s Retirement Policy Grounded by European Court Ruling

Richard Lister of Lewis Silkin LLP (the UK member of Ius Laboris of which Heenan Blaikie is the Canadian member firm) has posted this article at Global Employment Law: How old should airline pilots be before they’re made to retire? That was the central question in a case brought by German pilots against the airline Lufthansa…

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