Steve M. Winder



With over 20 years of experience, Steve advises employers on a full range of labour and employment matters.

He provides labour advice and representation for unionized workforces, including in grievance arbitrations, matters before the Labour Relations Board, and collective bargaining.

He also has significant experience dealing with post-termination matters, including bringing and defending non-competition injunctions.

His broad range of expertise includes:

  • dismissals and discipline
  • employment contracts and policies
  • collective agreements and bargaining
  • human rights issues
  • employment standards
  • privacy
  • WorkSafe matters

Steve has acted as counsel in the Provincial, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal for British Columbia, and before the Human Rights Tribunal, Labour Relations Board, Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal, Employment Standards Tribunal and the Employment Insurance Commission.

Prior to joining BLG as an articling student in 1996, Steve was a law clerk for six justices of the British Columbia Supreme Court in 1995 and 1996.


  • Defended a manufacturing company at arbitration and before the Labour Relations Board in a matter involving video surveillance of employees, Armtec Limited Partnership v. Construction and Specialized Workers Union, 2016 BCCAAA 90 and 154, 2017 BCLRBD 23

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2020 (and since 2017) editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Employment Law).
  • Recognized in the 2020 (and since 2018) edition of Chambers Canada – Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Employment & Labour).
  • Recognized in the 2020 (and since 2017) edition of Benchmark Canada – The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a Local Litigation Star: British Columbia, and 2017 as a Litigation Star: Labour and Employment.
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition (and since 2014) of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Labour & Employment Law).

Bar Admission & Education

  • British Columbia, 1996
  • LLB, University of Ottawa, 1994
  • BA, Trent University, 1990