Peter Shklanka

Peter Shklanka
Direct: 604-736-6050
Office: 604-736-6010
Fax: 604-736-6069

Peter Shklanka*

“Peter ofrece consultas en asuntos de ley de empleo en español”

Peter Shklanka has worked in the area of labour and employment law since his graduation from the University of Toronto Law School and subsequent call to the Bar of Ontario in 1998. He has a unique perspective drawn from experience in both private practice and working in house with union representatives and labour relations professionals. In this regard he understands the long-term value of focused, fair, cost-effective and timely resolutions to workplace disputes, whether arrived at through negotiation or through the litigation process.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Peter completed a B.A. (Hons) degree in English literature at the University of British Columbia and a related M.A. as a Connaught Scholar at the University of Toronto.

Peter completed his articles in Toronto at one of Canada’s leading labour and employment law firms and subsequently worked for five years in private practice at established labour and employment firms in Toronto and Ottawa, representing a broad range of clients before a number of tribunals including the Ontario Labour Relations Board, Canadian Industrial Relations Board, private boards of arbitration and the courts.

More recently, Peter worked for the Ontario Public Service Employees’ Union (OPSEU), which represents about 115,000 members in the public and broader public service across Ontario, and as counsel at the Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW-TCA), one of Canada’s largest private-sector unions, an organization representing over 225,000 members across the country. His practice in British Columbia includes litigation before the British Columbia Labour Relations Board, arbitration and the courts.

In the course of his career Peter has advised on and litigated cases in:

  • unjust dismissal claims
  • employment standards
  • workplace safety issues
  • benefits
  • unfair labour practice complaints
  • workplace privacy issues
  • strike issues
  • collective bargaining issues
  • human rights claims
  • discipline matters
  • claims for overtime and lost wages
  • union certification and decertification applications
  • workplace policies
  • plant closure and sale of business issues
  • union jurisdictional disputes

Peter is a member of the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers, where he is active in its International Affairs group.

He has provided training to union representatives and has spoken and written on legal issues in a number of professional venues in Canada and in Latin America. He has a strong command of Spanish.

*Peter delivers legal services through Peter Shklanka Law Corporation