Associate, Labour & Employment in Edmonton, Canada

May 5, 2023

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Neuman Thompson, a boutique law firm based in Edmonton and serving clients throughout Alberta and elsewhere in Canada, with a focused practice and a national reputation, provides mission-critical labour and employment law advice for employers.


Established in 1977, Neuman Thompson has extensive experience in this distinctive, demanding area of the law.  Members of the firm have achieved significant professional recognition: peer-review ratings including Martindale Hubbell’s highest “A-V” attorney standing, Lexpert “leading senior practitioner” status in labour relations and employment law fields, and inclusion in Best Lawyers in Canada rankings for labour and employment law. Neuman Thompson has been recognized by Canadian Lawyer Magazine as one of Canada’s “Top 10 Labour and Employment Boutique Firms”.


This is an excellent opportunity for a talented lawyer to join a growing, highly successful firm offering a fast-paced environment, complex work, and flexible work arrangements.


Job Description – Associate, Labour & Employment


Due to ongoing growth, Neuman Thompson seeks to add a Labour & Employment lawyer to its team in Edmonton. The successful candidate will act in labour and employment cases for a broad range of employers in the public and private sectors, providing legal services to governments, public agencies, major health care providers and educational institutions. You will also represent a wide range of private sector employers including industrial, resource, manufacturing, agri-business, transportation, communications, and retail undertakings.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities


  • Assist clients in a wide range of labour and employment issues, including wrongful dismissal, OH&S, employment standards, human rights, and labour relations.
  • Advise on disciplinary matters, terminations, drafting and implementing employment contracts and workplace policies, and collective agreement interpretation.


Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge


  • LL.B. or J.D. degree (or equivalent).
  • Good standing with a Canadian Law Society.
  • 2+ years of post-call experience in labour & employment law.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proactive and client-centered approach.


This is an exclusive search.


The Counsel Network is committed to building a diverse legal community through our inclusive business and recruitment practices. We value diversity of experience, expertise, and background, and strive to eliminate barriers historically encountered by marginalized groups. We recognize that an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce benefits and enriches both the legal profession and the greater community.


For more information or to apply for this position, contact:


Miriam Leung, Director


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Sameera Sereda, Managing Partner


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