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International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
Partner, Watson Jacobs McCreary

Mr. McCreary’s practice focuses on representing trade unions before the OLRB, boards of arbitration and all levels of courts in Ontario. He is also council to a number of multi-employer pension and benefit plans and has been a pension plan trustee. Mike is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in Labour Law and is regularly on Lexperts list of recommended union side labour lawyers. Mike is a frequent speaker on labour topics at educational conferences in Canada and the United States and has written several articles and papers. Mike also has been sought after to comment on labour related issues in publications such as the Law Times. In 2011 Mike was featured in Leaside Life for community volunteering.

Education

  • B.A. (first class honours) from the University of Manitoba in 1984
  • J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1987

Affiliations

  • International Foundation of Employee Benefits
  • Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Past Board member and Secretary of Evangel Hall, a mission in downtown Toronto
  • Past team sponsor and coach in the Leaside Girls Hockey Association
  • Past member of the Florida Professional Golf Tour

RECENT DECISIONS

ONTARIO LABOUR RELATIONS BOARD

Carpenters (United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America) v Gorrie Advertising Management Limited (Gorrie Marketing Services), 2015 CanLII 45164 (ON LRB)

Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association of the United States and Canada Union, Local 598 v The McBride Group Inc.,2015 CanLII 27641 (ON LRB)

Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association of the United States and Canada Union, Local 598 v Empire Restoration Inc.,2015 CanLII 9503 (ON LRB)

Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association of the United States and Canada Union, Local 598 v McBride Group Inc., 2014 CanLII 68063 (ON LRB)

Teamsters (International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local Union No 230) v Canada Cartage Diversified GP Inc, 2014 CanLII 61249 (ON LRB)

Carpenters', United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America v Ground Effects Ltd, 2014 CanLII 33905 (ON LRB)

Eastern Power Limited v Labourers’ International Union of North America, Local 1089, 2014 CanLII 6673 (ON LRB)

Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America v Bermingham Construction Limited, 2013 CanLII 67132 (ON LRB)

Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America v Bermingham Construction Limited, 2013 CanLII 67192 (ON LRB)

United Brotherhood of Retail, Food, Industrial & Service Trades International Union v. Nanaimo Hylander Hotel (1981) Inc. (Hampton Inn & Suites Toronto Airport), 2013 CanLII 2673 (ON LRB)

LABOUR ARBITRATION AWARDS

Toronto (City) v Toronto Civic Employees’ Union, Local 416, 2015 CanLII 18346 (ON LA)

Toronto (City) v Toronto Civic Employees Union, Local 416, 2015 CanLII 15347 (ON LA)

Dufferin Concrete v International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 230, 2014 CanLII 89596 (ON LA)

Toronto (City) v Toronto Civic Employees Union, Local 416, 2014 CanLII 22640 (ON LA)

Toronto (City) v Toronto Civic Employees' Union, Local 416, 2014 CanLII 5685 (ON LA)

Toronto (City) v Toronto Civic Employees' Union, Local 416, 2013 CanLII 76892 (ON LA)

Mechanical Contractors Association Sarnia v United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices Of The Plumbing & Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada, Local 663, 2013 CanLII 54951 (ON LA)

Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 1238 v Lambton Kent District School Board,2013 CanLII 83265 (ON LA)

Canroof Corporation Inc v Teamsters Local 230, 2013 CanLII 25722 (ON LA)

PUBLICATIONS

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: The Legal Liabilities of Being a Trustee,” Plans and Trusts, Vol. 34, No. 6, November/December 2016

No Delinquencies: The Holy Grail of the Delinquency Control Program Michael C.P. McCreary, Allison Shamas

The Arbitral Tug of War – Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing – Management Rights vs. Employee Privacy Rights – Who wins?: Help is on the way (for one side); the Supreme Court of Canada and Irving Paper Michael C.P. McCreary, Thomas Lee

Union Liens: Workers Getting their Due(s) Michael C.P. McCreary, Carrie Clynick

Piercing the Corporate Veil: Directors’ Liability for Unpaid Wages and Benefits Michael C.P. McCreary, Carrie Clynick

Measuring and Recording Pension and Benefit Plan Compliance - The Latest in Best Practices Michael C.P. McCreary, A.G. Danna Morrison

Trustee Meetings: How to Get More Done in Less Time Michael C.P. McCreary, Carrie Clynick

You Can Still Run and Hide But At Least Now You Have To Pay Michael C.P. McCreary

Conflicts of Interest: Perceptions are Everything Michael C.P. McCreary, Stephen Chedas

Drug and Alcohol Testing Coming to an Employer Near You Michael C.P. McCreary

Unfair Labour Practices During Certifications: You Can’t Always Get What You Want - But Do You Get What You Need? Michael C.P. McCreary, Stephen Chedas

A Cross-Canada Update on How to Meet Your Duty to Accommodate Michael C.P. McCreary, Salvatore Guerriero

Fiduciary Liability Insurance for Trustees: What Are You Missing? Michael C.P. McCreary, Carrie Clynick

Leisureworld Revisited Yet Again Michael C.P. McCreary

Succession Planning: Handing Off the Ball (Without a Fumble) Michael C.P. McCreary, Carrie Clynick

Temperature Rising: Class Actions Are Heating Up Michael C.P. McCreary, Inna Koldorf

New Developments in the Collection of Pension Benefits in the Construction Industry in Ontario Michael C.P. McCreary, Inna Koldorf

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