Labour & Employment

Events & Seminars

  • May 6, 2016
    9:00 am - 11:30 am

The CCBC’s 2016 National China Business Workshop Series is designed to help SMEs plan and implement next steps in the development of their businesses in China. Each exclusive roundtable session brings together a limited number of entrepreneurs to engage in discussions on best practices when doing business in or with China.

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

Innovate Manitoba’s Launch’Pad Startup Skills Bootcamp is for serious entrepreneurs, offering 3.5 intense days of boot camps presented by experienced national and international angel investor and entrepreneurs.

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  • May 17, 2016
    7:15 am - 5:30 pm

TDS is proud to be a sponsor of the 4th biennial Winnipeg Real Estate Forum.

Chaired by Arni Thorsteinson, President, Shelter Canadian Properties Limited, the conference will be held on Tuesday, May 17 in the RBC Convention Centre.

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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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  • Employers are advised that new leave of absence provisions have recently been added to The Employment Standards Code of Manitoba.

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  • Employment law in Manitoba is regulated by a combination of contractual, statutory and common law rules. The following is a short checklist of 10 basic employment law areas that most first time Manitoba employers need to consider.

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  • Manitoba legislation requiring barrier-free delivery of services in both the public and the private sectors has begun the phase-in process.

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  • A recent Manitoba human rights adjudication decision raises questions that already strike fear in the hearts of many employers: What are our human resources and legal responsibilities when consensual sexual relationships start up in the workplace? What are our responsibilities when the relationships end?

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  • A “pay when paid” clause is one of the more contentious contractual provisions that can be found in a construction contract. As its name suggests, a “pay when paid” clause provides that a subcontractor is not entitled to be paid for its work until the contractor receives payment from the owner of the project. This clause seeks to shift the risk of an owner’s non-payment from contractors to subcontractor. In the absence of such a clause, if an owner fails to pay the contractor for work completed by the subcontractor, the contractor must still pay the subcontractor for the work completed.

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  • Considerations for Employers When Contemplating Employee Terminations, How the Hiring Process Might Affect the Termination Process, and How Much Terminations Might Cost.

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  • The Province developed concerns that the Grievor was using his position as a manager for personal gain, alleging he altered receipts, claimed personal expenses as business expenses, deliberately removed detail from certain receipts, falsified the purchasing card logs, approved the falsification of logs by other employees under his direction, and interfered in the investigation of irregularities involving himself and other staff by breaching confidentiality. It was also asserted that he refused to provide any explanation at all for his actions.

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