Frank Molnar has nearly 30 years of experience helping employers with complex labour and employment and education law issues. He provides representation and strategic advice in all labour and employment matters, including labour arbitration, Labour Relations Board proceedings, human rights, collective bargaining, executive employment issues, wrongful dismissal, employment standards, workers' compensation and occupational health and safety proceedings.
Frank’s clients span numerous industries in both the public and private sector, including educational institutions, health care providers, manufacturers, broadcasters, oil and gas companies, public agencies, professional associations and construction companies.
Frank advises federally and provincially regulated employers regarding the discipline and termination of unionized and non-unionized employees, collective agreement interpretation, collective bargaining, labour arbitrations, complaints and applications before the Alberta Labour Relations Board and the Canada Industrial Relations Board. He also helps clients with human rights complaints, harassment investigations, drug and alcohol testing, employment standards complaints, executive compensation and the preparation and revision of employment agreements and human resources policies.
Frank advises educational institutions on a broad range of issues, including institutional policies and procedures and labour relations with academic and non-academic staff, such as discipline, grievances, human rights, disability management, collective bargaining, academic tenure and promotion, labour relations board and rights and interest arbitration.
Frank has appeared as counsel before all Alberta and Federal Courts and has represented clients in numerous labour arbitrations (under provincial legislation and Canada Labour Code) and before the Alberta Labour Relations Board, the Canada Industrial Relations Board, Human Rights Tribunals (provincial and federal), Canada Labour Code Adjudicators (unjust dismissals), Employment Standards Umpires, Employment Insurance Umpires, Appeals Commission for Alberta Workers' Compensation and the Occupational Health and Safety Council Appeal Division. He has also represented health care organizations in labour arbitrations before the Alberta Labour Relations Board and in the courts.
Frank is a frequent speaker to professional, business and community groups on labour, employment and human rights issues, and also serves as chair of numerous conferences. He has presented at national Canadian Bar Association conferences and Legal Education Society of Alberta conferences and has been a frequent presenter at the Calgary Labour Arbitration Conference. Frank is also a contributing author to Remedies in Labour, Employment and Human Rights Law (Carswell).