Managing a workforce is challenging, especially as businesses try to keep abreast of evolving demographics, technology and legislative changes. Organizations of all size, federally- or provincially-regulated, unionized or non-unionized, benefit from having a trusted legal team who will be their partner in establishing an effective, respectful and legally compliant workplace.
With labour and employment specialists across Canada, we can assemble the best team to meet your specific needs and seamlessly deliver timely, effective strategies and results.
We work closely with other specialized teams across the firm, including those focused on:
We can assist with drafting and implementing anti-harassment policies and can train management and employees to ensure buy-in and compliance.
We also assist with human resources requirements for your daily operations, including:
Labour and employment issues can have repercussions across your organization, including those arising from mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing transactions, relocations, reorganizations and closures. We offer advice on preventing litigation where possible and resolving labour and employment disputes in the most effective and cost-efficient manner.
If a matter does come to litigation, we have experience at all levels of court on:
In unionized workplaces, we advise on and litigate:
We also litigate before administrative tribunals, including:
As part of our labour and employment practice, we support workplace investigations and have a dedicated team of experts capable of conducting such investigations.We also provide training on various workplace issues, tailored to the specific needs of our clients.
How a business is evaluated in the market is no longer solely based on its financial success or the products and services it sells. It is also based on reputation and whether it is seen as responsible and responding to investor demands.
Clients trust BLG to help them understand and embed ESG into their business strategies.
One client commented: "Considering we can be somewhat demanding and have high expectations, their performance has been, and continues to be, excellent."
Commentators note that "they listen and provide documented support, and to this point the outcomes have been what we have been looking for."
Commentators see the practice as a "very professional and responsive" outfit that provides "valuable advice." Other observers conclude that Borden Ladner Gervais has a reputation as "a strong transactional firm" within the wider employment arena.
Sources consider the practice to be one of the "strongest national firms," and note that "they are extremely responsive and have deep knowledge and experience."
One client described the team as "responsive to my needs" and "very focused on finding solutions."
Market commentators describe the firm as a "top player" with a "really dynamic team," while impressed clients deem the service to be "well above expectations."
Sources praise the team's efficiency and remark: "They are hard-working and genuinely believe in providing honest and direct advice, even if it is not what the client wants to hear." Others add: "The lawyers bounce ideas off one another and work as a team, which has proved invaluable for time management on files."
Clients say: "They always find time to make themselves available, particularly if there is an immediate or emergency need." Another client added that "the associates listen and endeavour to understand the situation, and are considerate to the culture of our organisation in their solutions offered."
The firm “sits ‘right at the top of the field’, with its ability to provide ‘the focus and expertise of a specialized boutique, with the reach and complementary resources of a national, full-service firm.’ Other notable plus points include its ‘quick turnaround and response times,’ ‘results-oriented approach’ and ‘client-focused pricing model.’”