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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.

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 Mary Lou Brady.

Mary Lou Brady

Partner - Labour & Employment
Learn more about Jennifer Herpers.

Jennifer Herpers

Associate - Labour & Employment Law
Learn more about Jennifer Costin.

Jennifer Costin

Partner - Labour & Employment
Learn more about Liam Ledgerwood.

Liam Ledgerwood

Associate - Labour & Employment Law
Learn more about Christopher Sinal.

Christopher Sinal

Partner - Labour & Employment

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

I am so thankful to have connected with John [Morrissey] who helped solve our chaotic legal difficulty last summer. I chose Siskinds simply through an online search for local Estate Law. John responded to my general inquiry in a timely manner and presented himself on the phone in a way that invoked confidence and trust. The expertise evident in that initial call was authentic.
John’s kindness, attention to detail, and great skill was so appreciated as we maneuvered a messy family situation. Through the long course of events, I could always count on John to be on top of things, never miss deadlines or important actions, keep me informed, explain procedures, and be patient with various oddities of the family situation. John’s professionalism, responsiveness, and expertise exceeded my expectations. John’s skill in dealing with the argumentative party was exceptional. I will also add, that both Reenya Koshaba and Heather Whitty were extremely helpful, thorough, and detailed in all their work and responses.
I will endorse both Siskinds and John Morrissey to anyone in need of legal assistance. I cannot express enough my gratitude and relief for John’s help in resolving this emotional family controversy. - D.W.

I would like to thank Maciek Piekosz and his amazing team at Siskinds. Thank you for all of your hard work and and supplying me with the best support team ever. You have a wonderful group of people working in your law office and I appreciate every one of you! I will always recommend the Siskinds team and Maciek in particular. I really appreciate how hard Maciek fought for me and will remember the kindness and empathy he has shown me. I am very grateful. - C.B.

Elena [Ashford] and Angela [Belair] have been immensely useful in my application towards permanent residence. Elena's first hand experience as an immigrant brings out a compassionate approach towards her clients, and she is great with her knowledge of the processes involved. She takes a great initiative in ensuring that her clients stay on top of the documents and provides incredible insights into how the application would be viewed by the immigration offices. My application had come to a stand still, and after reaching out to her, it proceeded to approval within a month. Thank you to Elena and her team for all the great work! - C.P.