Labour & Employment

Events & Seminars


  • October 5, 2016
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The 2016 Westman Human Resources Conference will provide managers and HR professionals with practical, easily implementable strategies to enhance employee productivity and avoid common HR pitfalls. Stephen Beernaert will be speaking on Common Employment Law Mistakes and How to Avoid Them.


  • October 13, 2016
    7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters in Morden on October 13. CME’s annual Southern Manitoba Manufacturers’ Summit will feature industry-leading keynote speakers, breakout presentations spotlighting local manufacturing success stories and exhibits from industry and service providers. The theme of the event is “The Sustainable Business” – Managing your pillars of sustainability in the workplace; Social, Economic and Environmental. TDS is proud to be a sponsor of this event.


  • October 13, 2016 - October 16, 2016
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

TDS Lawyer Russell Dufault will be presenting at BreakOut West, an annual music industry event held in conjunction with the Western Canadian Music Awards. He will be speaking on a panel of Canadian entertainment lawyers and will be participating in workshops and one-on-one mentoring sessions.

Labour & Employment Overview

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP provides services in connection with all aspects of labour relations and employment law matters. We represent clients in proceedings before the Manitoba Labour Board, the Canada Industrial Relations Board and boards of arbitration under collective agreements. Our lawyers negotiate and draft collective agreements, acting as spokespersons at the bargaining table and advising clients on the interpretation of such agreements. We advise clients on legislation affecting employment relationships, such as employment standards, human rights and workers compensation, policing and military employment law, and act for clients in connection with preparation of employment contracts and employee manuals. We provide advice with respect to termination of employment relationships and appear in court in wrongful dismissal actions. The firm provides specialized expertise in dealing with issues of human rights, sexual harassment, workers compensation, policing and military employment law, disability and absenteeism management, pensions, workplace health and safety and pay equity.

 
  • Employment Policies
  • Labour Board Proceedings
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Labour Arbitrations
  • Employment Contracts and Employee Handbooks
  • Wrongful Dismissal Litigation
With the largest labour and employment practice group in Manitoba, we provide local, national and international clients with services in all aspects of labour relations and employment law. When you or your company requires labour and employment law advice, contact Robin Kersey or Adrian Frost, our labour and employment practice group co-chairs. You can rely on TDS labour and employment law.
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