Patrick Ganley

Patrick regularly advises, represents and advocates for employers on a wide range of employment and labour law matters. His expertise includes:

Patrick Chairs the firm’s Construction Sector Group. He is also a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association (Labour & Employment, Construction and Infrastructure, Civil Litigation, Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Workers’ Compensation, and Young Lawyers), Retail Council of Canada and Grand Valley Construction Association.

With Sherrard Kuzz colleague, Edward Snetsinger, Patrick won the 2013 Hockey Arbitration Competition of Canada.

Patrick began his career as a student with Sherrard Kuzz LLP during which time he completed a secondment with the Ontario Labour Relations Board.


Publications and Media Mentions:

Ontario College of Trades Releases New Compliance and Enforcement Policy

Dialogue (Ontario Electrical League) - June 2017

Working at Heights Training Extension to October 1, 2017

Sherrard Kuzz LLP - April 3, 2017

Bill 70 Amendments to the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009

The Generals (Ontario General Contractors’ Association) - Sprint/Summer 2017

Vaccinate or Mask Policy Found To Be Unreasonable

Canadian Employment Law Today - January 6, 2016

The Changing Face of Employment and Labour Law in Ontario

OEL Weekly Newsletter - December 11, 2015

“Vaccinate or Mask” Policy Found to Be Unreasonable

Sherrard Kuzz LLP - November 23, 2015


Speaking Engagements:

Unions, Certification, and Employer Rights
Peterborough and The Kawarthas Home Builders Association – Speaker Series - December 11, 2017

Ontario College of Trades
Barrie Construction Association – Lunchbox Series - December 7, 2017

Government Relations Update
Ontario Electrical league (OEL), 2017 Electrical Industry Conference - May 5, 2017

Lunch with the Experts re: Ontario College of Trades
Ontario Electrical league (OEL), 2017 Electrical Industry Conference - May 5, 2017

The New Ontario College of Trades (OCOT)
Ontario General Contractors Association - 10th Construction Symposium 2017 - April 6 - 8, 2017

Bill 132 – Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act
Ontario General Contractors Association - 10th Construction Symposium 2017 - April 6 - 8, 2017

Legal Obligations of the Landscape Employer
Landscape Ontario - March 15, 2017

Leadership and Creating a Motivated Workforce
Landscape Ontario - March 8, 2017

Construction Grievances: Best Practices for Better Results
The Hamilton-Halton Construction Association (HHCA) - February 28, 2017

Best Practices for Hiring: Protect Your Business and Avoid Legal Pitfalls
Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) - November 23, 2016

What is the Ontario College of Trades?
Progressive Contractors Association of Canada\ - October 18, 2016

Employment and Labour Law – Responding to union organizing, information on Canada’s new CPP and OEL’s Government Relations efforts
Ontario Electrical League - September 26, 2016

Ontario Retirement Pension Plan – What to expect. How to prepare.
Barrie Construction Association - August 16, 2016

ESA and other legislative obligations
Barrie Construction Association - June 8, 2016

Hiring and firing employees – and addressing turnover issues
Barrie Construction Association - May 12, 2016

Employment Standards - What you need to know!
Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) - May 11, 2016

Union-organizing issues
2016 Electrical Industry Conference, Ontario Electrical League - May 11, 2016