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Labour, Employment & Human Rights

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Appropriately navigating the labour, employment, and human rights landscapes is essential to attracting, retaining, and motivating your employees and by extension successfully maintaining and developing your business.

With offices in all the major city centres across Canada our Labour, Employment & Human Rights (LEHR) lawyers work with clients to provide proactive, pragmatic and cost-effective advice. Whether you need help to conclude innovative collective agreements or create risk management and compliance programs, we have the in-depth knowledge and experience required. In the event disputes arise, we will help you defuse tension among stakeholders and skillfully represent your interests in court, before tribunals or at arbitration.

In addition to our extensive Canadian presence and experience, we boast highly qualified and detailed-oriented LEHR lawyers in Johannesburg, South Africa, as well as connections to experts around the world, which enables us to help employers from all facets of industry and government, wherever they operate.

As one of the largest national labour, employment and human rights practices in Canada, we are able to comprehensively assist clients with their LEHR needs across the country in a coordinated manner. We represent major federally regulated employers including banks, airlines, telecommunication companies and Crown corporations. We also advise many significant employers in a broad range of provincially regulated sectors including retail, manufacturing, mining, agriculture, education, health, financial services, among others.

At Fasken, we act for numerous prominent foreign corporations, providing specialized advice and representation in adapting their human resources strategies to the Canadian and South African environments. 

To get up-to-date information about the relevant labour, employment and human rights considerations and key legislation impacting your business operations, you can subscribe to our HR Space bulletin, browse some of our recent work, or contact any of our lawyers.


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