At Emond Harnden, we are dedicated to improving the quality of our clients’ workplaces. We take the time to learn about our clients and understand their objectives. This allows us to partner with our clients and maintain a clear focus on their long term interests. As a result, we have a recognized track record as the trusted advisor to many of Canada’s largest private, public and not-for-profit organizations. 2017 marks the firm’s 30th anniversary, a milestone that demonstrates our firm’s success in developing successful partnerships with our clients.
We have years of experience in virtually every facet of labour, employment and human resources management, including the following areas: labour arbitration, wrongful dismissal, employment standards, employment contracts, collective bargaining, labour board proceedings, human rights, occupational health and safety, workplace safety and insurance, privacy compliance, pay and employment equity, pension and benefit plan administration, governance and alternative dispute resolution.
Our firm has been regularly profiled as one of the top management-side labour and employment law firms in Canada. Over the past 30 years Emond Harnden has grown into one of the largest labour and employment boutique firms, with 34 lawyers focused exclusively on the specialized needs of organizations across the country.
Since our inception in 1987, we have offered all of our services in both official languages and are proud to have a dedicated team of francophone lawyers providing services to francophone employers in various communities across Canada. We have also built excellent relationships with clients who fall under Federal and Provincial jurisdictions.
Our lawyers are supported by a research group whose specialized skills and experience ensures that our clients receive exceptionally cost-effective advice and information. As an integral part of our operating philosophy, we recognize that we often provide greatest value when we empower our clients to understand how they can better achieve their human resources and labour relations objectives. To that end, Emond Harnden offers comprehensive support services for senior executives, managers and in-house counsel including seminars and workshops tailored specifically for all levels within an organization, from front-line supervisors to senior management for both unionized and non-unionized environments. Programs cover all areas of the firm’s expertise, including attendance management, dealing with the duty to accommodate, addressing workplace harassment and violence, termination issues and pro-active management of workplace safety and insurance claims. Our excellent website and frequent “e-mail alerts” keep employers abreast of significant cases and developments in employment and labour law.