Employment Law

Employees are the heart of every business and work is central to the lives of most Canadians. We advise employers and employees across Canada about employment law problems and we act as counsel before courts, human rights tribunals and administrative adjudicators.

  • Wrongful dismissal litigation
  • Severance negotiations
  • Non-compete/non-solicit litigation
  • Employment contract drafting and review
  • Employment law mediations
  • Workplace investigations
  • Human rights issues
  • Restrictive covenant drafting and review
  • Executive compensation
  • Personnel policies and manuals
  • Bullying and harassment issues
  • Employment standards issues

Labour Law

Effective labour relations require thoughtful management of the employer/union relationship over the long-term as well as agile response to crises. We provide strategic advice to employers about a wide variety of issues in unionized workplaces and we represent them at the BC Labour Relations Board, the Canada Industrial Relations Board and before collective agreement arbitrators.

  • Collective agreement arbitrations
  • Collective bargaining, strikes and picketing issues
  • Certification and decertification applications
  • Bullying and harassment issues
  • Unfair labour practice complaints
  • Human rights issues
  • Successorships
  • Inclusion/exclusion issues
  • Collective agreement interpretation
  • Common employer and true employer issues


When disputes can’t be resolved by agreement, litigation requires sound knowledge of the law, tactical savvy and the sophisticated advocacy skills that come with long experience.  We represent employers, employees and businesses in a wide variety of litigation matters before courts, tribunals and regulators across Canada.

  • Contract claims
  • Injunctions
  • Judicial review proceedings
  • Partnership disputes
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Professional discipline cases
  • Regulatory proceedings
  • Recovery of confidential information
  • Agency disputes
  • Shareholder oppression claims
  • Commercial arbitration
  • Garnishment proceedings