Areas of Practice
Labour Law, or management-union relations, and the application of the Saskatchewan Employment Act, form the cornerstone of our practice. We have been acting for businesses in Saskatchewan for years, and can provide advice on all aspects of the union-management relationship.
Human Rights is an important area for labour and employment practitioners. We work with employers in dealing with human rights complaints, drafting policies for ensuring safe workplaces, and dealing with the complex world of drug and alcohol addiction and use that affects the workplace.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
We assist employers in dealing with all occupational health and safety matters, from harassment investigations and claims, to safety issues, through to refusal of dangerous work.
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LABOUR LAW
Construction Industry Labour Law presents unique challenges to businesses operating within the construction industry. Because certification can happen by trade, and agreements are bargained provincially for trade certifications, there are a lot of complicating factors included in running a construction company. We're happy to help.
We work with businesses on all areas of collective bargaining, from review and drafting of collective agreements, to strategy, to actual participation in bargaining (as a lead negotiator, at the table, or behind the scenes). All of our lawyers have bargaining experience.
DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
With the egalization of recreational marijuana in Canada, the use of medicinal marijuana, the use of alcohol, and the abuse of prescription and non-prescription drugs, drug and alcohol issues are a central focus for many workplaces in Saskatchewan. We assist with advice, policies, and all aspects of drugs and alcohol in safety sensitive and non-sensitive workplaces.
We work with businesses of all types, from small self run shops or businesses, to complex multi-jurisdictional companies. We can provide advice on the whole employment relationship, from making an offer, to hiring, to managing employees, all the way through to termination or retirement.
CREATIVE INDUSTRIES LABOUR LAW
Like the construction industry, the film and television industry operates differently than other areas of labour law, in that certification tends to happen by project, rather than by company. We can assist production and creative companies in dealing with the many unions that they may encounter when working in the creative industries.