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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.

Our Team

Learn more about Jennifer Costin.

Jennifer Costin

Partner - Labour & Employment
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 Liam Ledgerwood.

Liam Ledgerwood

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

Christopher Sinal

Associate - 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 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.

I cannot thank you enough for what you [Chris Collins] and Charlene [Howlett] have done for me! I was so wary and anxious about beginning the legal process, but you and Charlene expertly guided me through it all, every step of the way. Charlene’s timely, patient responses and quick results when dealing with my own insurance company were all truly amazing. Words cannot express how much I appreciate your kindness, thoughtfulness, patience and steady support when I felt so unsure and my head was spinning. The outcome was an amazing, surprise, surpassing my hopes. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. From the bottom of my heart I thank you so very much! - C.E.

5 out of 5 stars.

I am very thankful to have been represented by Marie [Tukara] in what started as a high conflict marriage separation. I wanted to fight back as hard as possible, but not compromise my own integrity and sense of fairness. Marie was the right lawyer for me, as her integrity and desire for fairness, especially with respect to the children, was in line with my own. I found her to be incredibly competent and efficient in synthesizing a complex story into a concise response for legal documentation. In short, with Marie I was able to neutralize a large amount of unfairness delivered my way without having to stoop to the other party’s level, which is what any self-respecting person would ultimately want from their lawyer in my position. - A.S.

4 out of 5 stars.

When my husband and I bought a business, we chose Siskinds as we had a friend working there. Our purchase was relatively straightforward, and the lawyers involved gave us just the right amount of advice and legal support. They kept the amount of work inline with the size of our business, which was great. I'm giving four stars as our work wasn't complicated, but I wanted to say that you shouldn't be afraid of using a big firm like Siskinds for anything you need. -L.G.