Top Calgary Employment Attorney

Sawers McFarlane
With offices in Calgary and Vancouver, Sawers McFarlane provides comprehensive employment and labour law advice and counsel to clients throughout Western Canada. Sawers McFarlane is an established boutique law firm that concentrates its practice in the representation of employees in employment law, wrongful dismissal, labour law and related actions. The firm's lawyers utilize their in-depth legal knowledge and advocacy experience to represent our clients in all major employment related practice areas including: wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, non-competition agreements and injunctions, non-solicitation agreements, short and long term disability claims, human resource management and labour law. The firm's lawyers have successfully appeared before all levels of Federal and Provincial Courts and have appeared before employment and administrative tribunals including Labour and Employment Standards, Employment Insurance, Canada Pension Tribunal and professional disciplinary bodies. Our lawyers are also experienced in Dispute Resolution proceedings including mediation and arbitrations.
Address : #920 250 - 5 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2P 0R4
Phone : (403) 208-1970

As one of the leading employment and labour law practices in Canada, Osler’s labour lawyers represent management in the federal and provincial sectors, including financial services, manufacturing, technology, inter-provincial and international transportation, oil and gas, natural resources, public utilities, media, entertainment, health care, accounting, logistics services, mining and retail and wholesale industries. We have extensive experience in outsourcing and privatization initiatives.
Address : 450 1 Street Southwest #2500, Calgary, AB T2P 5H1
Phone : (403) 260-7000

Gowlings provides counsel and representation on all aspects of employment and labour law such as: * labour relations, including applications for certification, collective bargaining negotiations, the grievance process, unfair labour practice llegations and arbitrations * termination of employment, including drafting and reviewing termination agreements and severance packages, just cause and constructive ismissal analysis, wrongful dismissal and unjust dismissal claims, and mass terminations * employment standards compliance * human rights and harassment issues * employment policies, including alcohol and drug policies, discipline policies, attendance management policies and severance policies * occupational health and safety and workers’ compensation issues * employment contracts, consulting agreements, nondisclosure, non-solicitation and non-competition agreements * executive compensation * workplace privacy issues and access to information * fiduciary obligations and options for enforcement * employment issues arising from mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, outsourcing and “off-shoring” * hiring, pre-employment background screening including alcohol and drug tests and criminal record checks * pensions and benefits such as health and dental plans, disability plans and life insurance policies * disability claim management * immigration issues, work permits and cross-border movement of personnel.
Address : 700 2 Street Southwest, Calgary, AB T2P 4V5
Phone : (403) 298-1000

The Stikeman Elliott Employment & Labour Group
The Stikeman Elliott Employment & Labour Group has represented clients for the past 40 years in all aspects of the individual and collective employment relationship, both at the provincial and federal level. Members of the group have gone on to become judges and to hold senior positions in government. We regularly assist employers and their executives with: * Business immigration and relocation; * Compliance with employment related statutes; * Director and officer liability issues and fiduciary duties; * Drafting and enforcing confidentiality, non-solicitation and non-competition covenants; * Employee drug and alcohol testing; * Employment contract and incentive compensation issues; * Employment-related class proceedings; * Health and safety in the workplace including the strategic planning of worker's compensation assessments (Quebec); * Human rights and harassment in the workplace; * Incentive compensation such as bonus plans and stock option plans; * Management education and training; * Managing chronically ill and absent employees; * Occupational health and safety; * Outsourcings, restructurings and plant and facility closures; * Pay equity; * Privacy and access to information issues in the employment setting; * Pleading employment-related litigation; * Privacy and access to information issues; * Proactive and strategic advice regarding relevant laws; * Reorganization and workforce reduction; * Strategic human resources planning; * Termination and severance practices and arrangements; * Transition and retention programs, and retirement benefits; * Workplace policies; and * Wrongful dismissal.
Address : 4300 Bankers Hall West, 888 - 3rd Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2P 5C5
Phone : (403) 266-9000

Bishop & McKenzie
Bishop & McKenzie has, over the years, offered its expertise in the area of labour and employment law to its clients whether they are employers or employees. In an area of law which is constantly evolving, it is important that both employers and employees have access to and receive timely and accurate advice and representation on a variety of issues. Towards this end, we have been able to assist our clients in a variety of ways which include: * Helping to identify and define the obligations of the employer and the employee to one another * Preparing employment agreements and contracts * Assessing and considering employment policies and, where appropriate, drafting policies and guidelines * Considering and interpreting the Employment Standards Code * Addressing Workers’ Compensation Board matters * Assisting in the resolution of wrongful dismissal complaints * Attending at arbitration proceedings, appearing before all levels of the courts and participating in applications for judicial review.
Address : Suite 1700-530 8 Ave., SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3S8
Phone : (403) 237-5550