Federal Labour and Employment Law

Federal Labour and Employment Law

Businesses and organizations under federal labour and employment law jurisdiction hail from key sectors in the Canadian economy, including banking, telecommunications, airports, ports and interprovincial transportation. Stable and predictable employee and union relationships are essential to safeguarding the interests of these employers, which are among Canada’s largest.

Our professionals enjoy an admirable reputation in this area for their in-depth and constantly updated knowledge of the legislative and regulatory framework governing federal labour and employment law, pertaining in particular to labour relations, occupational health and safety, labour standards and the administrative monetary penalty system.

Our lawyers represent a wide range of employers in collective bargaining and setting up pay equity committees. We also provide strategic advice on accessibility and employment equity, unionization, and regulatory compliance, including harassment and violence in the workplace. In addition, we assist employers with inquiries, investigations and inspections in connection with labour standards and occupational health and safety.

Our lawyers are prized for their deep dispute resolution experience, as well as their rigorous and strategic approach and ability to safeguard your interests. We have a sought-after practice in representing highly sophisticated clients, deploying strategic support to avoid litigation and representing employers before any federal court in the event of complaints or lawsuits (Canada Industrial Relations Board proceedings, civil suits, inquiries and investigations, arbitrations, Canadian Human Rights Tribunal cases in particular).

We also provide employers with custom training on the nature and development of commonly encountered issues and means available to address them in accordance with Canada Labour Code requirements. This preventive approach, always tailored to your industry, operating environment and needs, will save you the time, resources and costs associated with potential litigation. It is also highly effective when ensuring the regulatory compliance of your practices.