Employment/HR/Human Resources Lawyer for First Nations - (705) 268-6492

Our firm has provided legal services to a number of First Nations in Employment Law/ HR/ Human Resources since the late 1990’s. Suzanne has developed a number of long-standing relationships over the years with many aboriginal leaders and she is well respected by them.

As a federally governed employer, First Nations must comply with the standards set out in the Canada Labour Code (C.L.C.). It is important that First Nation employers understand the CLC and that they have Human Resources policies and practices that comply with the minimum standards set out in the CLC. We have been practicing in this area of law since the late 1990’s, representing a number of First Nation organizations along the James Bay Coast together with their Umbrella Organizations such as: Education Authority, Health Authority and Power Corporation. We have also been assisting both the Timmins Native Friendship Centre and the Ininew Friendship Centre in H.R. related matters. We also provide training to their Board of Directors who sit on First Nations Organizations to ensure compliance with the CLC. In addition, we have the knowledge to draft, revise and update employment Human Resources policies for these types of organizations.

Our knowledgeable staff is also skilled in drafting and revising employment contracts/letters of offer together with service contracts to ensure that the best interests of your organization is safeguarded. Our firm offers a variety of legal services with respect to Employment/Human Resources related matters including:

  • Assistance in drafting discipline letters/termination letters;
  • Guidance in the dismissal/termination of employees in order to keep the damages at a minimum;
  • We also conduct workplace investigations that may be protected by client/solicitor privilege. We also offer sound legal advice on various work-related issues.