L. Frank Molnar, QC, MIR

L. Frank Molnar, QC, MIR: Attorney with Field Law
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Biography

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).
Value to Clients

“I take a proactive approach to litigation and strategic counseling focused on finding the most practical, cost-effective path to solving my clients’ problems. After three decades of handling labour, employment and education law matters, I’ve seen nearly every scenario and dispute imaginable. What continues to make it all so interesting is how the law constantly evolves. I have the opportunity to collaborate with clients to help them adapt effectively and overcome the new challenges they will face in the future.”

Outside the Office

Frank is active in the community. He has served on the Board of Directors of Alberta Ballet since 1993 and has been Corporate Secretary since 1994. Frank has also been a member of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce Human Resources Committee since 2002.

Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Labour and Employment
  • Education

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
403 232 1782  Phone
403 264 7084  Fax
www.fieldlaw.com
University Attended:
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Commerce, 1981; University of Toronto, Master of Industrial Relations, 1982
Law School Attended:
University of Toronto, Bachelor of Laws, 1985
Year of First admission:
1986
Admission:
1986, Alberta; 1988, Ontario
Memberships:

Professional

Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers
Member
2013 - Present
Calgary Bar Association
Member
1994-Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Labour and Employment Law Section (South)
Member
1992-Present
Law Society of Alberta
Member
1986-Present
Law Society of Upper Canada
Member
1988-Present

Reported Cases:
Reported Cases: Alberta Teachers' Association and Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 1 2015 ABQB 302 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2015; Aviscar Inc. and United Food and Commercial Workers Canada Union, Local No. 401 (Mann) 2015 CarswellAlta 777 Alberta Grievance Arbitration Award 2015; Bethany Care Society and Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (J. Clarke) 2014 CanLII 50659 (AB GAA) Alberta Grievance Arbitration Award 2014; Winfield v. Pattison Sign Group 2013 ABQB 595 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2013; Bethany Care Society and Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (Solodky) [2013] AGAA No.34 (Wallace) Alberta Grievance Arbitration Award 2013; Alberta Teachers' Association v. Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 1 2012 ABCA 45 Alberta Court of Appeal 2012; Alberta Teachers Association and Calgary Roman Catholic School District No. 1 (Saunders) [2012] A.G.A.A. No.67 (Beattie) Alberta Grievance Arbitration Award 2012; Alberta Teachers Association and Calgary Roman Catholic School District No. 1 (Personal Health Spending Account) 2011 CanLII 95009 (Tettensor) Alberta Grievance Arbitration Award 2011; University of Lethbridge and Alberta Union of Provincial Employees 2011 CanLII 81613 (Wallace) Alberta Grievance Arbitration Award 2011; Chevalier v. Sunshine Village Corporation 2011 ABQB 557 (CanLII) Alberta Court of Queens Bench 2011; Chevalier v. Sunshine Village Corporation 2011 ABQB 544 (CanLII) Alberta Court of Queens Bench 2011; Chevalier v. Sunshine Village Corporation 2011 ABQB 295 (CanLII) Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2011; Bruse v. Calgary Board of Education 2011 ABCA 196 (CanLII) Alberta Court of Appeal 2011; Cott Beverages Canada (Calgary) and United Food and Commercial Workers Canada., Local 401 (Walker) 2010 CanLII 96477 (Power) Alberta Grievance Arbitration Award 2010; The Alberta Teachers' Association v. Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 1 2010 ABQB 828 Alberta Court of Queens Bench 2010; Associated Cab (Alta.) Ltd and United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local No. 1118 [2010] Alta. L.R.B.R. 137 Alberta Labour Relations Board 2010; Gary Davidson and HSE Integrated Ltd. 2009 AHRC 2 (CanLII) Human Rights Panels of Alberta 2009; Summit Care Corporation (Calgary) Ltd. And Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, Health Care and Service Employees Union (CLAC) [2009] Alta L.R.B.R. LD-14 Alberta Labour Relations Board 2009; Bruse v. Calgary Board of Education (2009) 99 C.L.A.S. 205, CLB 14410 (Elliott) Alberta Board of Reference Award 2009; Tyco Thermal Controls Canada Ltd. and Communication, Energy & Paperworkers Union of Canada, Local 118 (Derksen Grievance) (2009) 98 C.L.A.S. 86, CLB 8907 (Lucas) Alberta Grievance Arbitration Award 2009; Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 1 and The Alberta Teachers' Association (Hours of Work Grievance) (2009) 100 C.L.A.S. 145, CLB 20953 (Jones) Alberta Grievance Arbitration Award 2009; Calgary Islamic School and The Alberta Teachers' Association [2008] Alta. L.R.B.R. LD-8 Alberta Labour Relations Board 2008; All Seniors Care Living Centres and Pevancie Group Staffing Ltd., Alberta Union of Provincial Employees [2008] Alta L.R.B.R. LD 53 Alberta Labour Relations Award 2008; Bethany Care Society and Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (Clarke Grievance) (2008) 97 C.L.A.S. 20 (Francis) Alberta Grievance Arbitration Award 2008; School Boards Employer Bargaining Authority v. The Alberta Teachers' Association [2007] Alta. L.R.B.R. 240 Alberta Labour Relations Board 2007; David Thompson Health Region (Alberta Hospital Ponoka) and Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (Makus Grievance) [2007] A.G.A.A. No. 59 (Tettensor) Alberta Grievance Arbitration Award 2007; Weston Bakeries Limited and Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union, Local 252 [2006] Alta. L.R.B.R. LD-30 Alberta Labour Relations Board 2006; Weston Bakeries Limited and Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union, Local 2 (Interpretation of COLA Clause) [2004] A.G.A.A. No. 20 (Elliott) Alberta Grievance Arbitration Award 2004; Woods Homes and Canadian Union of Public Employees (McQueen Grievance) [2003] A.G.A.A. No. 28 (Smith) Alberta Grievance Arbitration Award 2003; Burnco Rock Products Ltd. and General Teamsters, Local 362 (Beaton Grievance) [2002] A.G.A.A. No. 99 (Moreau) Alberta Grievance Arbitration Award 2002; Relizon Canada Inc. and Communications, Energy and Paper Workers Union of Canada, Local 746 [2001] Alta. L.R.B.R. LD-49 Alberta Labour Relations Board 2001; Graham Construction and Engineering (1985) Ltd. And United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local No. 1325 [2001] Alta. L.R.B.R. 10 Alberta Labour Relations Board 2001; Alberta Ballet Company and Canadian Actors' Equity Association [2000] Alta. L.R.B.R. LD-23 Alberta Labour Relations Board 2000; Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 1 and the Alberta Teachers' Association [1999] Alta. L.R.B.R. LD-82 Alberta Labour Relations Board 1999; Dynamex Canada Inc. and Miscellaneous Employees, Teamsters Local Union 987 [1999] Alta. L.R.B.R. LD-14 Alberta Labour Relations Board 1999; Alberta Teachers' Assn. v. Moreau [1999] A.J. No. 435, ABCA 128 Alberta Court of Appeal 1999; Avis Car Inc. and United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401 (Villaverde Grievance) [1999] A.G.A.A. No. 59 (Jones) Alberta Grievance Arbitration Award 1999; Sturgeon School Division No. 24 v. Rear 1998 ABCA 293 Alberta Court of Appeal 1998; Dynamex Canada Inc. and Miscellaneous Employees, Teamsters Local Union 987 [1998] Alta. L.R.B.R. LD-6 Alberta Labour Relations Board 1998; Dynamex Canada Inc. and Miscellaneous Employees, Teamsters Local Union 987 [1998] Alta. L.R.B.R. LD-5 Alberta Labour Relations Board 1998; Dynamex Canada Inc. and Miscellaneous Employees, Teamsters Local Union 987 [1998] Alta. L.R.B.R. LD-14 Alberta Labour Relations Board 1998; Dynamex Canada Inc. and Miscellaneous Employees, Teamsters Local Union 987 [1998] Alta. L.R.B.R. LD-10 Alberta Labour Relations Board 1998; Alberta Teachers' Assn. v. Moreau [1997] A.J. No. 540 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1997; Landry v. Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate School Division No. 4 [1997] A.J. No. 1091 Alberta Court of Appeal 1997; Master Mechanical Plumbing & Heating (1986) Ltd. And United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of Plumbers and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada, Local Union No. 496 [1997] Alta. L.R.B.R. LD-31 Alberta Labour Relations Board 1996; Hempel v. Canada (Attorney General) [1996] F.C.J. No. 652 Federal Court of Appeal 1996; Alberta Teachers' Assn. v. Calgary School District No. 19 [1996] A.J. No. 867 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1996; R. v. Collins [1996] A.J. No. 1045 Alberta Provincial Court 1996; Re Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 1 (MacDonald Grievance) (1996) 68 L.A.C. (4th) 1 (Sims) Alberta Grievance Arbitration Award 1996; Moore and Saddle Lake Education Authority [1995] C.L.A.D. No. 547 (Anderson) Canada Labour Code Adjudicator 1995; Re Board of Trustees of Calgary Board of Education (Insurance Policy Grievance) [1995] Alta. G.A.A. 95-091 (Hawco) Alberta Grievance Arbitration Award 1995; Yagos v. Crowsnest Pass School Division No. 63 [1994] A.J. No. 379, 19 Alta. L.R. (3d) 287(Q.B. Bd of Ref) Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1994; Re Board of Trustees of Calgary Board of Education (Aizenman Grievance) (1994) 46 L.A.C. (4th) 353. (Moreau) Alberta Grievance Arbitration Award 1994; Bundy of Canada and C.A.W., Local 1285 (Policy Grievance Wage Payment During Plant Evacuation) (1989) C.L.A.S 77 (Joyce) Ontario Grievance Arbitration Award 1989; Dant Industries Limited [1988] OLRB Rep. November 1149 Ontario Labour Relations Board 1988
ISLN:
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