Randi Abramsky

505 Melrose Avenue
Toronto ON  M5M 2A1
Tel: (416) 256-0599
Fax: (416) 256-0265
Email: rabramsky@rogers.com
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Primary Jurisdiction

Ontario

Arbitration Practice

In practice since 1988; also active in the U.S. Canadian practice commenced in 1992.

Education

B.S., 1978, Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations; J.D., 1981, University of Pennsylvania Law School; LL.M., 1992, University of Toronto.

Background

Visiting Assistant Professor, Western New England College School of Law, 1990-91; Adjunct Professor, DePaul University School of Law (Chicago), 1989-90; Adjunct Professor, IIT-Kent School of Law (Chicago), 1986-89; General Counsel, Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board, 1986-88; Labour and employment law, Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz, Chicago, 1981-86.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

No charge before a hearing is scheduled; $250 one month or more prior to hearing; $1,500 if notification received less than 30 days before the hearing; no charge if date of cancelled hearing is used for another hearing; $650 per scheduled day on cancellation of expedited arbitration (section 49, OLRA) where date is scheduled less than three weeks prior to hearing.

Lists and Panels

Ontario Ministry of Labour; Labour Canada; Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (U.S.)

Related Adjudication Experience

Vice-Chair, Ontario Grievance Settlement Board, 1996-present; Vice-Chair, Ontario Public Service Labour Relations Tribunal, 1992-present; Fact-Finder and Mediator, Ontario Education Relations Commission, 1991-present; Panel Member, Ministry of Citizenship Boards of Inquiry; Board Member, Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board, 1988-90.

Associations

National Academy of Arbitrators; Ontario Labour-Management Arbitrators' Association.

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

For Arbitrator Abramsky's awards on CanLII, click here. Note: CanLII, the Canadian Legal Information Institute, offers free access to the full text of recent awards by this arbitrator.

Related Publications

"The Problem of Multiple Proceedings: An Arbitrator's Perspective", Labour Arbitration Yearbook 1996-97, (Toronto: Lancaster House, 1996); "Grievance Arbitration, External Law and the Problem of Multiple Forums", Labour Arbitration Yearbook, 1994-95, (Toronto: Lancaster House, 1995); "Grievance Arbitration, External Law and the Problem of Multiple Forums", Labour Arbitration Yearbook (Toronto: Lancaster House, 1994); The NLRB and the Appropriate Bargaining Unit" (Industrial Research Unit, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1981) with J. Abodeely and A. Sandler; "Special Labor Law Considerations in the Health Care Industry", Labour Law Handbook (IICLE, 1984, suppl. 1986) with A. Smith, Jr.

Arbitrators are invited to send awards to decisions@lancasterhouse.com. In an effort to facilitate access to justice, Lancaster House forwards all awards it receives from arbitrators to CanLII.