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Lawson Lundell LLP

Employment & Labour

2 ranked lawyersBand 2British ColumbiaCanada 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Well-regarded regional firm that advises both local and national employers on all aspects of labour and employment law. Notable areas of expertise include collective bargaining agreements, grievance arbitrations, labour relations, and pension and benefits litigation. Has experience acting for clients in the mining, hospitality and retail sectors. Workplace human rights issues, wrongful dismissals and privacy matters account for much of its robust workload.

Strengths

Clients say: "The work continues to be consistently excellent."

Work highlights

Represented Jordan Enterprises in a wrongful dismissal case involving the company's past president and a subsequent counterclaim of fraudulent activity.

Notable practitioners

Nicole Skuggedal is considered to be "very bright" by commentators and frequently acts on the labour and employment aspects of high-profile corporate/M&A transactions. She also excels in advising on employment policies and executive terminations.

Robert Sider QC is renowned for his skill in wrongful dismissals, workers' compensation claims and workplace investigations. Additionally, he has notable experience advising on the employment aspects of M&A transactions. Clients say: "He is a very strategic lawyer with good people skills. Robert is an elite lawyer."

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Overview

The Labour, Employment and Human Rights Group advises employers in all aspects of workplace law in both the provincial and federal sectors, including labour relations, employment law, collective bargaining, wrongful dismissals, human rights, employment standards, pension and benefits litigation, employment equity, occupational health and safety, workers' compensation, privacy issues and business immigration.

Our group is proactive in resolving labour relations and employment issues and providing practical, sound and economic advice and developing strategies that will provide solutions consistent with the client’s business needs.

Members of the Group have extensive experience in acting as counsel before judicial and decision-making tribunals such as provincial and federal labour relations boards, arbitration boards, employment standards tribunals, human rights tribunals, workers' compensation boards as well as all levels of court.

We regularly provide collective bargaining advice and act as chief spokespersons for companies. Members of the Group have successfully negotiated collective agreements in a wide variety of industries, including the manufacturing, retail, transportation, forestry, film, credit union, security, construction and maintenance, education, child care and service industries. We also have extensive experience leading clients through mediation, conciliation, strikes, lockouts, picketing and other labour disruptions and unrest.

Members

Allen, Katy

Berger, Ryan

Boyle, Jim

Cushing, Deborah

Gaily, Meg

MacKenzie, Sandra

Mahil, Ritu

McAdam, Jocelyn

Nathanson, Amy

Sider, Robert

Sully, Cory

Employment & Labour Department

Lawson Lundell LLP

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Department location

Suite 1600 Cathedral Place

925 West Georgia Street

Vancouver

British Columbia

Canada

V6C 3L2

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British Columbia

Employment & Labour


Nicole Skuggedal
Band 4
Robert A Sider QC
Band 2