Aboriginal labour and employment law

The lawyers in our First Nations practice group have long experience with, and a deep understanding of, the issues and challenges which are unique to Aboriginal employers.  We know that the most effective solutions begin with strong and lasting relationships with our clients.

Our lawyers have extensive experience working with First Nations governments – including band councils and self-governing First Nations, Aboriginal schools, health care, social services agencies and First Nations-owned businesses and entities throughout Canada – to help them achieve their strategic and organizational objectives, and to minimize legal risk resulting from workplace issues.

Typical areas where we advise and represent Aboriginal employers include:

  • Effective Human Resources Management: Prevention and Proactive Measures
  • Chief and Council Governance Issues
  • Employment-Related Provisions in Impact Benefit Agreements
  • Jurisdiction over Employment Relationships
  • Union Issues
  • Advocacy and Litigation