Our labour lawyers are active in using alternative methods to resolve disputes at a reasonable cost. We are well-versed in a broad range of negotiating strategies and employ them to arrive at beneficial settlements.
We have experience in all steps of the labour dispute resolution process including negotiation, conciliation, mediation and arbitration in both the public and private sectors.
We also interpret collective agreements and provide advice to our clients on the various and complex clauses contained in them. We have a unique skills resource, as one of our partners, Albert Lavergne, was seconded to the Labour Relations Board of Alberta where he drafted various policies for the Board. This scope of experience gives our labour group an in-depth understanding of a broad spectrum of labour issues.
Our lawyers regularly appear before administrative tribunals such as the Labour Relations Board and conduct judicial reviews of Labour Board decisions and Arbitration Board decisions. We have also successfully litigated a wide variety of labour issues in all levels of the courts of Alberta and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Our labour lawyers are involved in a number of labour-related associations and organizations including the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society and the Canadian Industrial Relations Association.