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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. We write regularly about labour and employment law topics on our firm's blog and we host an annual complimentary conference to provide clients with cutting-edge updates. Scheduled for June 12, 2019, 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.

Labour & Employment Blog: 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 Jennifer Costin.

Jennifer Costin

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

Mary Lou Brady

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.

Investigations

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

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 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.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 stars.

Adnan was invaluable in helping us through our various acquisitions as fast a paced growth Fintech company. Despite being in a unique industry, Adnan demonstrated his expertise time and time again by supporting us through difficult negotiations, ensuring our interest were protected at all times, and ensuring the deals were completed in a cordial and timely manner. On top of all of that, we needed regular support with various internal corporate matters, all of which Adnan handled with comfort and ease. Adnan is also very well connected in the industry and was readily able to link us with the necessary experts we needed to handle the various legal matters. Most of all, what impressed me the most, is Adnan’s commitment and dedication and the late hours he spent ensuring he was always available at the critical times to address any issues that came up. - S.K.

5 out of 5 stars.

I am certainly grateful for Jill McCartney and Madeline McKinnon for all the time they spent on the class action for my and many others issue. People like me do not understand all the legal procedures and get impatient but the team was there to answer any questions or concerns no matter how many times I called or e-mailed and encouraged me to do so . In the end Jill made sure I totally understood the decisions.  Thank you so much for caring. Would recommend this firm anytime. - F.A.

5 out of 5 stars.

I am sincerely grateful to Leanne Kuchynski for representing my wife and I in what we considered to be an unprecedented situation. Leanne's compassion, practical advice, openness to feedback, brilliant strategic thinking and outstanding work ethic led to the most optimal outcome while maintaining a superior human experience. Despite the harsh realities of the situation, I felt extremely comfortable that our best interest was Leanne's utmost priority and was confident in her demonstrated ability. She was professional and exceptionally thorough, yet remained remarkably caring.

I use to have a somewhat cautious disposition towards lawyers based on past experiences; however, Leanne completely restored my faith in the profession and earned my unquestionable loyalty for all future legal needs. - S.M.