OVERVIEW & EXPERTISE

 

All employees in Canada are covered by the Canadian labour laws, some by provincial labour laws and the rest by the federal Canada Labour Code. Further complicating compliance, employers with operations in multiple provinces must comply with the laws of each province in which they do business, and certain industries are subject to federal labour law.

In order to navigate the web of legislation, clients retain Blakes. Our leading Labour Law lawyers are experienced and adept at handling the complex interplay of regulations and assuring compliance with all applicable laws. Applying our broad-based labour law experience, familiarity with the regulations and governing laws, we counsel clients effectively on labour law matters and represent them before regulatory bodies throughout Canada.

Members of the group advise businesses across industries on the full spectrum of labour law challenges they face. We counsel businesses with local operations as well as those operating in or expanding into Canada’s national marketplace, providing strategic advice on organizing activity, collective bargaining, labour relations, human rights issues, pay equity, and workplace health and safety.

While most industries fall under provincial jurisdiction, federal jurisdiction applies to businesses that are interprovincial and international in scope such as aviation/aerospace, banking and finance, communications, infrastructure, mining, technology and telecommunications. Clients benefit from the expertise of our dedicated industry groups in each of these areas, including our deep insight into their businesses, industry-specific issues and the regulatory framework applicable to each.

Our lawyers regularly appear before provincial labour relations boards and the Canada Industrial Relations Board, representing employers in proceedings such as applications for certification, unfair labour practice proceedings and sales of a business and/or related employer applications. The group has specific expertise in assisting employers during union-organizing campaigns. Clients often engage us to assist in negotiating and interpreting collective bargaining agreements and to attend arbitration hearings on behalf of management. Our lawyers are also retained to act as nominees on boards of arbitration, and they utilize those opportunities to mediate solutions for clients. Additionally, we represent clients in judicial reviews of arbitrators' decisions and in applications for injunctive relief as well as litigate every type of labour disputes before courts at all levels in Canada.

 

 PEOPLE

 
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Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-4277
Areas of Expertise: Employment & Labour
Trainee Lawyer | Al-Khobar
Al-Khobar: +966-13-847-5050 x9342
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Employment & Labour, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Middle East
Consultant | Al-Khobar
Al-Khobar: +966-13-847-5050 x9335
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Employment & Labour, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Middle East
Consultant | Al-Khobar
Al-Khobar: +966-13-847-5050 x9337
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Middle East, Marketing & Health Regulatory, Employment & Labour
Trainee Lawyer | Al-Khobar
Al-Khobar: +966-13-847-5050 x9330
Areas of Expertise: Foreign Investment, Corporate & Commercial, Employment & Labour, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Middle East
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-4336
Areas of Expertise: Employment & Labour, United States
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-5250
Areas of Expertise: Employment & Labour
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4080
Areas of Expertise: Pensions & Benefits, Pensions & Benefits, Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Defence
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9666
Areas of Expertise: Construction, Energy, Employment & Labour, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2585
Areas of Expertise: Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Pensions & Benefits, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Cannabis
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9709
Areas of Expertise: Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3176
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets, Employment & Labour, Corporate & Commercial, Employment & Labour
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-5050
Areas of Expertise: Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Privacy
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3366
Areas of Expertise: Employment & Labour, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Cannabis
Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-5223
Areas of Expertise: Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Employment & Labour, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3327
Areas of Expertise: Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Privacy, Pensions & Benefits, Pensions & Benefits, Privacy, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Government & Public Sector
Senior Counsel | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9770
Areas of Expertise: Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Defence
Associate | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4149
Areas of Expertise: Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Cannabis
Associate | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4120
Areas of Expertise: Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Pensions & Benefits
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9798
Areas of Expertise: Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Privacy, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Pensions & Benefits, Pensions & Benefits, Privacy, Cybersecurity
Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3329
Areas of Expertise: Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Employment & Labour, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9613
Areas of Expertise: Employment & Labour, Privacy, Government & Public Sector, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9698
Areas of Expertise: Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Employment & Labour, Commercial Real Estate, Environmental, Banking, Oil & Gas
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-5255
Areas of Expertise: Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Employment & Labour, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9749
Areas of Expertise: Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Employment & Labour
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