Labour & Employment

Events & Seminars


  • February 21, 2017
    8:00 am - 9:00 am

TDS is proud to sponsor the Risk Management Association Cyber Warfare Presentation, taking place on February 21st. Silvia de Sousa will introduce Michael Legary, the director of Innovation Alley.


  • February 28, 2017
    7:30 am - 12:00 pm

The World Trade Centre Winnipeg is hosting a ½ day conference on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, focused on Canada’s trade and investment relationship with the United States. The conference will address questions and certain concerns about the implications of what the recent U.S. election means for Canada and its top trading partner. TDS is proud to sponsor this conference.


  • March 2, 2017 - March 7, 2017
    7:30 am - 11:30 am

TDS will be holding a half-day seminar covering a range of legal topics related to professional regulation. The seminar will be held on Thursday, March 2nd at Inn at the Forks.

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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  • The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association is holding their Spring Training Camp on Sunday, April 2nd. Melissa Beaumont will be speaking on Human Resources Essentials.

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  • Business Breakfast February: Ensuring Your Success Through Legal Contracts is an event being put on by the Women's Enterprise Centre of Manitoba. If you have or plan to at some time sign a lease, hire staff or work with independent contractors, this session is for you.

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  • TDS is proud to sponsor the Manitoba Bar Association Mid-Winter Conference. It is a two-day legal conference designed especially for Manitoba members.

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  • Last year, the Winnipeg Construction Association had so many questions on drug and alcohol testing during our labour law and the construction industry session, they have decided to put together a full session on this topic. There will be a review of important court decisions as well as practical suggestions on how to deal with this difficult (and increasingly common) issue in the workplace.

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  • We are pleased to announce that Compliance Day™ will be returning in 2016. Compliance Day™ is a half-day seminar covering a range of legal topics related to compliance. This year, the seminar will be held at the Inn at the Forks.

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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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