First Nation Employers

As a federally governed private sector employer, First Nations must comply with the standards set out in the Canada Labour Code (CLC). It is important that First Nations employers understand the CLC and that they have Human Resources policies and practices that comply with the minimum standards set out in the CLC.

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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 their Education Authorities, Health Services, and Power Corporations. We also provide training to the Board of Directors who sit on First Nation 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
  • Conducting workplace investigations that may be protected by client/solicitor privilege
  • Offering sound legal advice on various work-related issues

Our firm offers online, self-paced training, live webinars and teleconferences, or in-person presentations, workshops, and development seminars when requested, to First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation organizations to ensure compliance with the applicable legislation and the traditional customs of the Band in:

For more information visit our SDLaw e-Learning & Training Centre or contact our office at 705-268-6492 or by emailing

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