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Stikeman Elliott LLP

Employment & Labour

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What the team is known for

Stikeman Elliott offers a full-service employment and labour team based in Montréal. The firm is experienced in representing clients in collective bargaining and at all levels of the federal and provincial courts. It advises on a range of matters, including occupational health and safety, employee privacy, non-compete issues, human rights and the dismissal of senior executives. The team is strong in acting as general counsel to major national clients for human resource operations. Its lawyers have considerable experience acting for international corporations and are frequently called upon to provide guidance on the employment aspects of major corporate transactions. The firm's expertise cuts across sectors, including financial services, retail and real estate.

Strengths

A source said: "All the professionals of the firm that I have worked with are pleasant, quick and above all very clear in their legal opinions."

Another satisfied client praised the firm for "working extremely well as a team."

Work highlights

A Stikeman team led by Patrick Essiminy acted for Great Lakes Pilotage Authority on collective bargaining matters.

Notable practitioners

Hélène Bussières is highly accomplished in wrongful terminations, workplace investigations and employment matters related to corporate restructurings. She is based in Montréal and is also esteemed for her strengths in workers' compensation and human rights lawsuits.
"Hélène is able to assist us in navigating complex and unique legal matters. She makes things straightforward and is able to explain them to others who are unfamiliar with Québec law."

Patrick Essiminy regularly advises on collective bargaining negotiations and is especially reputed for appearing before labour tribunals. He also frequently advises on the employment aspects of corporate transactions. Based in Montréal, he is furthermore skilled in handling executive terminations.
"Patrick's strengths are that he is assertive, confident, and cordial. He is a great mind and a strategic thinker."

Patrick Benaroche is best recognised for advising on human resources, employment agreements and workplace policy issues. Based in Montréal, he also possesses extensive expertise in pensions and benefits.
"Patrick's knowledge and representation has been exemplary."

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Overview

The Employment & Labour Group at Stikeman Elliott brings a business-focused approach to the advice we provide employers on all facets of the individual and collective employment relationship, both at the provincial and federal level. With a team that includes lawyers in Montréal, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver, Stikeman Elliott provides integrated advisory, litigation and transactional capability across the country.

The Group is a full-service practice area within the firm, delivering advice to employers on a wide range of employment and labour mandates, including all manner of employment and labour disputes, on-going compliance and advisory matters as well as complex transactions. Members of the Employment & Labour Group work closely with the Pensions & Benefits team to deliver bespoke legal solutions on increasingly sophisticated and complex pension executive compensation matters. This integrated capability ensures that clients receive advice in a timely, cost-effective and efficient manner by calling upon appropriate, targeted resources.

Stikeman Elliott lawyers work proactively with unionized and non-unionized employers to help them structure and manage the human resource aspects of their organizations. Members of the Employment & Labour Group help clients analyze and mitigate their risks with an eye toward business expediency and cost-effectiveness. www.canadianemploymentpensionlaw.com

Employment & Labour

Stikeman Elliott LLP

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Location

40th Floor

1155 René-Lévesque Blvd. West

Montréal

Québec

Canada

QC H3B 3V2

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Québec

Employment & Labour


Hélène Bussières
Band 2
Patrick Essiminy
Band 4
Patrick L Benaroche
Band 4