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 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.

Patrick obtained his law degree from the University of Ottawa (cum laude). Prior to law school, Patrick obtained a Master of Industrial Relations from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies with a specialization in Human Resources from the University of Western Ontario. Patrick began his career with Sherrard Kuzz LLP as a student during which time he was seconded with the Ontario Labour Relations Board.



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:

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

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