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Workplace law continues to evolve. Employers require timely, cost-effective and practical advice. The Aird & Berlis Workplace Law Group understands the new workplace and delivers seamless service by working alongside our clients as an extension of their management team, navigating ever-changing regulations and advising them on how to proactively mitigate risks and ensure compliance.

Whether it be advice on day-to-day workplace issues, legislative compliance or addressing complex issues arising in corporate transactions, the Workplace Law Group offers a comprehensive, integrated approach with a premium on practical, efficient and effective advice. 

Our Workplace Law Group represents clients across numerous industries in both the public and private sector. The breadth of our experience includes:  


  • Human Rights and Accommodation
  • Wrongful and Constructive Dismissal Defence Litigation
  • Harassment and Violence in the Workplace
  • Workplace and Business Restructuring and Complex Terminations
  • Employment Contracts
  • Advice on Legislative Compliance
  • Attendance Management
  • Privacy and Access to Information
  • Policy Review and Implementation
  • Compensation and Benefits


  • Responding to Applications For Certification
    • Strategy for effective employer campaigns
    • Resisting union certification
  • Rights and Interest Arbitrations
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Strikes and Lockouts and Injunction Proceedings
  • Unfair Labour Practice Defence
  • Implementation of Policies and Procedures in the Unionized Workplace

Occupational Health & Safety

  • Emergency Response to Critical Injuries and Fatalities
  • Occupational Health & Safety Act Compliance
  • Occupational Health & Safety Act Policies and Procedures
  • Workplace Audits
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance

Being proactive is essential in the new workplace. The Aird & Berlis Workplace Law Group provides advice and training on important workplace issues. Resources include:

  • HRPA-accredited webinars
  • Targeted management training and updates
  • Workplace Law Bulletin

Recent Developments

Events May 14, 2019 OH&S Law Update: A Year in Review
Publications Article May 05, 2019 Due Diligence – A Brief Refresher
Publications Article Apr 17, 2019 Doing Business in Canada - Spring 2019
Events Apr 16, 2019 The Modern Workplace: Managing to Succeed Archive Now Available!
Publications Article Apr 10, 2019 Stage Collapse Inquest Commences
Publications Article Apr 10, 2019 Looking Backwards … to Get to the Future Spring 2019: Another New and Young Workers’ Blitz
Events Mar 26, 2019 Managing Absenteeism in the Workplace Archive Now Available!
Publications Article Mar 18, 2019 Workplace Accidents To Give Notice or Not to Give Notice – That’s Only One of the Questions…
Publications Article Feb 28, 2019 The Latest Court of Appeal Decision on Jail and Occupational Health & Safety Act Offences Are jail sentences about to become more common, and what can businesses do about it?

Blog Posts

Insights StartupSource May 18, 2017 Dealing with the Difficult Employee