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LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT

With a reputation for cost-effective, timely and efficient service McLennan Ross is a leader in western and northern Canada in labour and employment.

McLennan Ross's services in labour and employment law include:

  • Strategic planning and corporate structuring
  • Collective bargaining 
  • Collective agreement arbitration
  • Interest arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Labour relations board litigation
  • Judicial review of administrative decisions
  • Human rights
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Employee training - seminars custom-made to meet your requirements
  • Employment law litigation such as wrongful dismissal suits
  • Immigration, including LMOs and temporary foreign worker permits
  • Advising clients in regard to privacy law, pension disputes, Workers' Compensation Board and other employment-related matters


Among the many benefits our clients have noted from working with McLennan Ross are:

  • Credibility from being represented by a firm with positive relationships and a good reputation with labour and employment tribunals
  • Creative advice on how to operate in Alberta and the North based on our insights into the people, industries and issues involved in labour and employment law in the region
  • Aggressive advocacy where needed
  • Cost-effective service from a team that includes the most senior and respected labour and employment lawyers in our communities, as well as specialized and economical junior lawyers
  • Specialist advice and assistance on visa, immigration and border issues and challenges
     

We believe in operating as partners with our clients. Whatever the venue, whatever the concern, our job is to help you achieve your business objectives by effectively dealing with one of your most important assets - your people. We enjoy this work, and we view our responsibility as seriously as you view the work of your organization.

Recognition

McLennan Ross is ranked by Best Lawyers in Canada as the #1 firm for Labour & Employment Law in Alberta and the Northwest Territories. For further details please click here.

McLennan Ross is also ranked as a 'Repeatedly Recommended' firm in the area of Labour Relations by the Canadian Lexpert Directory and as a leading firm in the field of 'Employment, Labour & Pensions' by Chambers Global 2011.

McLennan Ross has also been awarded:

  • InterContinental Finance Magazine Legal Excellence Award 2011 - Management Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year
  • Lawyers World Law Award 2011 - Management Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year
  • DealMakers Law Award 2011 - Management Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year

Industries

Our labour and employment law clients include hundreds of employers from all industries, giving us insight into a variety of businesses including:

  • Accounting
  • Broadcasting
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Financial services
  • Food processing
  • Forestry
  • Government (all levels)
  • Health care
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil and gas
  • Petrochemicals
  • Retail
  • Transportation
  • Utilities


Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers

The McLennan Ross labour and employment team was instrumental in the founding of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE), with Dave Ross serving as its founding President. CACE is an association of management-side labour and employment lawyers across Canada. CACE promotes excellence in the specialized field of labour and employment law, and engages in legislation and law reform activities at the provincial and federal level. Created in 2004 by a Founders' Committee of labour lawyers across Canada, CACE now has over four hundred members, including most of the leading labour and employment counsel in the country.

Find out more about CACE at: www.counseltoemployers.ca.

Employment Law Alliance

McLennan Ross's labour and employment team is a member of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA). The ELA is a global network of labour and employment lawyers that offer a place where every employer – large or small, public or private, single office or multi-jurisdictional – can go for legal help that is focused and practical, comprehensive and thorough. McLennan Ross LLP lawyers are the designated contact lawyers for ELA for Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Find out more about ELA at: www.employmentlawalliance.com.
 

For further information contact:

Edmonton: Teresa Haykowsky 780.482.9247 thaykowsky@mross.com
Calgary: Tom Ross 403.303.9124 tross@mross.com
Yellowknife: Glenn Tait 867.766.7676 gtait@mross.com
 

 


 

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