Our clients include forestry companies in both the unionized and non-unionized sector.
Our lawyers understand the industry and its importance to British Columbia. We know the intricacies of practicing labour relations in the sector and have experience with the geographically segregated collective agreements and the unions involved. We provide strategic and contingency planning advice in anticipation of work stoppages. In addition, we advise our clients on employee discipline and provide representation before arbitrators and the Labour Relations Board.
We also provide our services to non-union companies that work in the industry. Our lawyers recognize the difficult balance such companies must maintain to operate in a heavily unionized sector and provide advice tailored to the client’s circumstances. Our services include assisting to ensure compliance with workplace legislation, drafting employment agreements and policy manuals, advising on employee management and discipline and representation in litigation.