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Allan  Wells

Allan Wells

Partner, Employment & Labour

Chair: Employment and Labour


Contact Information

awells@osler.com

tel: 416.862.6503

Office

Toronto

Areas of Expertise
Bar Admission

Ontario, 1996

Education
  • Dalhousie University, LL.B.
  • University of Manitoba, B.A.
Language(s)
English

Allan represents and provides strategic advice to management in all areas of labour and employment law. His employment law practice includes executive compensation arrangements, human rights and accommodation in the workplace, employment contracts and workplace policies, workplace restructuring, plant closures, outsourcing and corporate transactions, insolvencies, employee terminations, wrongful dismissals, constructive dismissals, employment standards, occupational health and safety, health care and privacy. Allan’s labour relations practice involves advising management on union organizing, collective bargaining, and the administration and enforcement of collective agreements. He represents management before the courts, employment tribunals, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the labour board and boards of arbitration.

    Select Reported Deals:

    • Dream Office REIT in the sale of business properties, including the Scotia Plaza in downtown Toronto, for $1.7 billion to KingSett Capital and Alberta Investment Management Corporation.
    • Kinder Morgan Underwriters as an advisor on employment matters and critical labour considerations that factored into the syndicate's offering.
    • National Tire Distributors Inc. as lead employment counsel, advising on a broad range of general employment concerns, as well as on the acquisition of Pneus Supérieurs Inc.

     

    Select Reported Cases:

    • Weston Bakeries Ltd. in representing the company at the Ontario Labour Relations Board in responce to an application by the union, Teamsters, for bargaining rights over a unit of independent distributors.
    • Michael Garron Hospital as lead counsel, advising the hospital on a wide variety of issues that have been referred to arbitration.
    • Thermo Fisher Scientific as primary counsel on all Canadian employment and labour law issues, assisting with matters such as compensation arrangements, terminations, claims, and accomdations.
    • Honeywell Ltd. as an advisor on a broad range of employment and labour issues including providing business critical legal and strategic advice on HR matters across Canada.

     

    Other Work:

    • Advising a large property management corporation regarding how to structure a transfer representing $18 billion CAD and hundreds of employees, in the context of labour relations issues.

    • Guiding a entertainment service provider through necessary employment and labour processes and critical considerations as it establishes a large, multi-level entertainment complex in Canada and begins to staff the venture.

    • Advising a critical Canadian power generator on occupation health and safety issues during shutdown and maintenance periods.

    • Negotiated collective agreements on behalf of large hotels.

Chambers

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2018-2019: Employment and Labour(Ontario).

Best Lawyers

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2013-2019: Labour and Employment Law.

  • The Concerned Kids
  • Jessie’s Centre for Teenagers
  • Street Haven at the Crossroads

  • Canadian Bar Association, Labour Section
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario