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People are undoubtedly the most valuable resource in any organization. Our Labour & Employment Group helps employers manage this critical resource through practical, down-to-earth advice and representation for both unionized and non-union workplaces.

Established Labour and Employment Expertise in a Full Service Firm

Siskinds’ Labour & Employment Group practices exclusively in the area of management-side labour and employment law. Collectively, we have many decades of experience and a proven track record of successfully representing clients across Canada.

We work collaboratively with our clients to develop effective strategies to prevent problems, craft comprehensive contracts and policies, resolve disputes, and provide dynamic advocacy before decision-makers including Courts, labour boards, labour arbitrators, human rights tribunals, and workplace safety and insurance boards. From start-up businesses to multi-national corporations, public institutions, and non-profit organizations, we provide the labour and employment advice you need to develop and support an efficient, productive, engaged labour force.

We are fully committed to keeping our clients apprised of the ongoing changes to labour and employment legislation and case law. Our lawyers write regularly about labour and employment law topics on our firm's Labour & Employment blog and we host an annual complimentary conference to provide clients with cutting-edge updates. Scheduled for June 11, 2020, our conference this year will be expanded to a full day of information sessions to include not only information related to labour and employment, but also a broad range of topics presented by our Business Law Group.

To help you remain current on a range of topics related to labour and employment law, we post frequently on our blog. If you'd like to receive an email whenever we post a new article on our blog, be sure to click subscribe and let us know!

Our Team

Learn more about Elizabeth Traynor.

Elizabeth Traynor

Partner - Labour & Employment
Learn more about Christopher Sinal.

Christopher Sinal

Associate - Labour & Employment
Learn more about Mary Lou Brady.

Mary Lou Brady

Partner - Labour & Employment
Learn more about Jennifer Costin.

Jennifer Costin

Partner - Labour & Employment
Learn more about Liam Ledgerwood.

Liam Ledgerwood

Associate - Labour & Employment Law

Specific Areas of Law

Employment

Your employees are a valuable asset, but employment law is complex and getting it wrong can be costly. We can help.

Employment Mediation Services

Resolving issues early saves costs and lets you get back to productive work. Our experienced mediators help find win-win solutions to the thorniest workplace dilemmas.

Human Rights

Your employees likely know their rights – do you? Ask us how to proactively avoid claims under human rights legislation – forewarned is forearmed.

Labour

Unions and management are in a relationship – it’s like a marriage with no way to divorce. Expertise in managing that relationship is essential.

Occupational Health & Safety

Keeping employees safe is more than just buying equipment and the liability for employee injuries is significant. Talk to us about how we can help.

Workplace Investigations

External investigators offer objectivity, which is often invaluable in these situations.

Workplace Safety & Insurance

Workplace accidents are expensive in more ways than one. There are ways to mitigate those costs – ask us how.

Lawyers Across Our Firm

With over 80 lawyers who focus on diverse areas of the law, we can help you. Start here.

Find a Lawyer

Vivian [Iron] is a wealth of knowledge and is very prompt, professional and courteous in her work. An absolute pleasure to work with and a very valuable part of our extended business team. - R.C.

Marie Tukara and her team are spectacular. They are professional, knowledgeable, expeditious with all forms of correspondence and above all, they are caring and listen. Thank you, all the time, for all that you do! - J.C.

Emily Foreman was a perfect lawyer for me! She is well prepared and compassionate representative of your firm. I was well advised throughout my case. I would absolutely recommend Siskinds. - A.