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Strategically managing your organization’s labour relations is critical in today’s increasingly competitive economy and complex regulatory environment. The Labour Group at McCarthy Tétrault has the knowledge, expertise and resources to provide the help you need, when you need it. We represent clients in a broad spectrum of economic activity, including financial services, manufacturing, technology & licensing, life sciences, mining and interprovincial transport, as well as public sector entities such as municipalities, universities and school boards.

Our labour lawyers have a reputation for strategic, practical and expert advice in all areas of labour relations and labour law, at both the provincial and federal levels, including: 

  • Collective agreement negotiations – We develop and advise on negotiation strategies, draft proposals and negotiate on behalf of our clients to achieve economically viable and timely settlements.
  • Labour litigation – Our lawyers regularly appear before arbitrators and tribunals and, where necessary, provide advice on labour dispute preparation and act as counsel on applications for injunctive relief and judicial review.
  • Legislative compliance – We provide quick and expert advice on compliance with legislation that impacts your workplace, including labour relations, human rights, employment standards, pay equity, pensions and benefits, and workplace health and safety.
  • Organizational and transaction advice – We assist in crafting effective solutions to labour issues central to the success of corporate mergers, acquisitions, insolvencies and reorganizations.

You can rely on McCarthy Tétrault for effective and timely labour advice:

  • We know your business. We provide practical and cost-effective labour relations advice tailored to your workplace.
  • We have a reputation for world-class legal experience.
  • We have the bench strength. We assemble the right team for your specific needs from our large roster of senior and junior lawyers.
  • We can serve you nationally. With offices across the country, we combine local know-how with the depth and consistent high quality of a leading national firm.

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Will Cascadden
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Christopher McHardy
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