McCarthy Tétrault expands its Labour & Employment Group in Calgary

Toronto, May 13, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the addition of three lawyers to its Labour & Employment Group in Calgary: partners Shana Wolch and Will Cascadden, and associate Dylan Snowdon.

"With the proliferation of federal, provincial and common laws affecting employment issues, we are delighted to be able to serve our Calgary clients with this very experienced team," said Sean Smyth, Regional Managing Partner in Calgary. "Shana, Will and Dylan’s significant expertise will be a great support to our clients in matters that affect their operations."

"I’m delighted to be able to offer our employer clients the experience of these accomplished and talented lawyers," said Marc-André Blanchard, Chair and CEO. "Healthy and solid relations between our clients and their workforces are key to their success."

Ms. Wolch practises employment and labour law, with an emphasis on occupational health and safety (including drug and alcohol issues), workers' compensation, privacy and disability management. She has represented both employees and employers in all areas of employment and labour law.

Mr. Cascadden’s practice focuses on the tough legal issues and challenges facing employers — from hiring to dismissal, and collective bargaining to lawsuits. He has extensive experience in negotiating and implementing executive employment agreements. His clients have included oil and gas companies, power providers, technology businesses, manufacturers, financial institutions, government departments and NPOs. In March 2012, he authored Procedural Strategies for Litigators in Alberta.

Mr. Snowdon’s practice focuses on advising employers on human resources issues such as employment contracts, workplace policies, terminations and managing sick, injured or disabled employees. His experience includes an emphasis on anticipating and preventing HR problems, and assisting employers with negotiations or appearances before tribunals and courts.

McCarthy Tétrault's national Labour & Employment Group is a dynamic and experienced group that works with both federal and provincial employers in the public and private sectors. The group’s experience across Canada is as broad as the issues facing today’s employers, encompassing traditional union/management relationships, human rights, wrongful dismissal, employment standards, corporate restructuring and executive compensation. The group also advises on cutting-edge issues such as privacy, novel work arrangements and managing technology in the workplace. Its practitioners regularly appear before courts and administrative tribunals across the country on matters such as wrongful or unjust dismissal complaints, and represent employer interests before labour relations boards and human rights tribunals.

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres and in London, UK.

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