Samantha Stepney

Associate

Vancouver
SStepney@blg.com
604.632.3411

Samantha’s practice involves all aspects of labour and employment law, including human rights and employment standards matters.

She assists clients with drafting and reviewing employment/contractor agreements, employee handbooks and policies and severance agreements.

Additionally, Samantha acts for employers, advising them on all workplace-related matters, including performance management, terminations and wrongful/constructive dismissal

Samantha has appeared as counsel/co-counsel at all levels of court in British Columbia and various administrative tribunals, including the:

• BC Provincial Court

• BC Supreme Court

• Employment Standards Branch

• Human Rights Tribunal.

Prior to joining BLG, Samantha practised in the areas of litigation and family law at a large full-service international law firm. While there, she gained experience in drafting, litigation and negotiation, including in high conflict contexts. 
She later moved to a boutique firm where she transitioned into the specialized area of employment law, working closely with both employees and employers in all labour and employment law matters.

Experience

  • IFS in its acquisition of Clevest Solutions Inc., a provider of mobile workforce management and advanced network deployment solutions in the utilities vertical.

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Professional Involvement

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia

Bar Admission & Education

  • British Columbia, 2012
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology major), University of British Columbia, 2008
  • JD, University of British Columbia, 2011