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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 Christopher Sinal.

Christopher Sinal

Associate - Labour & Employment
Learn more about Jennifer Herpers.

Jennifer Herpers

Associate - Labour & Employment Law
Learn more about Liam Ledgerwood.

Liam Ledgerwood

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

Mary Lou Brady

Partner - Labour & Employment
Learn more about Elizabeth Traynor.

Elizabeth Traynor

Partner - Labour & Employment
Learn more about Jennifer Costin.

Jennifer Costin

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

As the COO of a midsize company I contacted Siskinds with regards to an intricate and somewhat challenging H.R. issue, and we were directed to Christopher Sinal. Upon review of this complex situation, his in depth knowledge of H.R. law allowed us to construct a clear and strategic plan. Phone calls and email enquiries were dealt with efficiently and timely. Chris displayed his competency and confidence in our final negotiations to bring closure to the case. We appreciate his preparedness and professionalism in representing our firm. - B.D.

Maciek [Piekosz] has been a great help and very accommodating since day one. He relays information in an understandable and clear manner. All correspondence with both him as well as other Siskinds personnel has been nothing but smooth and attentive. Thank you. - M.D.

I felt really safe knowing you [Daniel Hynes] were looking after my interests. I felt like you had my back. You were very professional, kind and caring, and I was very happy with how you handled everything.  –G.A.