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Vacancy for appointment
New Brunswick Labour and Employment Board
Board Vice-Chairperson
Overview :
The New Brunswick Labour and Employment Board is now accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates who would like to be considered for appointment to the Board as a part-time Vice-Chairperson.

The Board currently consists of a full-time Chairperson, six part-time Vice-Chairpersons, and a number of members representing either employees or employers.

The New Brunswick Labour and Employment Board is an independent, quasi-judicial tribunal responsible for adjudicating employment and labour matters through the following:

• Industrial Relations Act
- administers union-related matters in the private sector

• Public Service Labour Relations Act
- administers union-related matters in the public sector

• Employment Standards Act
- reviews decisions of the Director of Employment Standards upon referral

• Pension Benefits Act
- reviews decisions of the Superintendent of Pensions upon referral

• Human Rights Act
- may be appointed by the Minister to act as a Board of Inquiry

• Fisheries Bargaining Act
- administers union-related matters in the fishing industry

• Essential Services in Nursing Homes Act
- administers the process of designating essential services in nursing homes

• Public Interest Disclosure Act
- processes complaints of reprisals relating to disclosures under that Act

The Board’s mission statement:

• Administer the Industrial Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act, the Fisheries Bargaining Act and the Essential Services in Nursing Homes Act by holding formal hearings on the various applications/complaints filed and rendering written decisions.

• Administer fairly and impartially the appeal processes in relation to decisions made by the administrators of the Employment Standards Act and the Pension Benefits Act by holding formal hearings and rendering written decisions.

• Administer the process relating to complaints of reprisals made pursuant to the Public Interest Disclosure Act, and appoint adjudicators where appropriate to hold hearings and render written decisions.

• Act as a Board of Inquiry arising from a complaint filed under the Human Rights Act when such complaint is referred by the Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour to the Board for determination through a formal hearing process.

• Enhance collective bargaining and constructive employer-employee relations, reduce conflict and facilitate labour-management cooperation and the fair resolution of disputes.


Duties of Vice-Chairpersons:

• Adjudicate Board matters, as assigned by the Chairperson, as part of a single member or tripartite panel
• Conduct hearings and write Reasons for Decisions and/or Orders pertaining to those hearings
• Respect the confidentiality of the Board and information obtained as a result of appointment
• Participate in annual meeting of the Board and 2-3 other meetings annually, as required
• Travel throughout the province may be required
Qualifications / Commitment :
Candidates should demonstrate:

• A degree in law and membership in the Law Society of New Brunswick
• A strong interest and knowledge of administrative law and the various Acts for which the Board is responsible
• A commitment to attending and participating in Board meetings, and as required, Board hearings
• The ability to act impartially and fairly when adjudicating Board matters
• A collegial approach in performing Board duties and functions.
Term :
The Lieutenant-Governor in Council appoints the Vice-Chairpersons for a term not exceeding three (3) years, subject to re-appointment. Expressions of interest are invited to fill upcoming and future vacancies.
Conditions / Compensation :
Transportation and lodging expenses along with a per diem of $286.20 are provided to Board Vice-Chairpersons as per provincial guidelines.
Deadline for Submission :
January 26, 2010
Type of Appointment :
Appointment by Lieutenant-Governor in Council
Submit :
Expressions of interest (a resume and cover letter) may be submitted by e-mail, regular mail or fax, with details of education, volunteer, board/committee and work experience, and contact information (telephone, civic address and e-mail).

Mail: Department of Post Secondary Education Training and Labour
Chestnut Complex
P. O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5H1
Canada

Fax: (506) 453-2148
Associated / Responsible Department :
New Brunswick Labour and Employment Board
E-mail address for submissions :
Nominations.PETL-EPFT@gnb.ca
Link(s) :
New Brunswick Labour and Employment Board
Enquiries regarding specific opportunities can be made after the deadline passes. All enquiries should be directed to the responsible department.