Labour Law

We help unions and their members – and help unions get certified and working hard for their members!

Labour Rights Law’s managing partner, Sebastien Anderson, has fought for unions and their members for over 40 years. We take pride in our track-record of getting positive results for our clients as early and cost-effectively as possible.

Labour Rights Law is there for our union clients every day to help them with collective agreement disputes with their employers. We also work pro-actively with them, as partners, to get the best for their members and give them as much of an advantage as possible in the collective bargaining relationship. For example, Labour Rights Law regularly provides in-person, multi-day courses for our union clients and their stewards on labour, human rights, and workers compensation issues.

If your workplace isn’t unionized, and you want to find out more about the benefits and how to go about getting a union, give us a call for a consultation. There are many benefits of being a unionized employee, including free representation and help for your work-related issues like discipline and workplace safety, a better chance at getting better pay and benefits, and protection against getting fired or laid off. If you give us the honour of helping you with the certification process, as many unions have done over the years, we can postpone collection of our legal fees until your union is on its feet and working hard for you and its members.

Labour Rights Law regularly provides advice on:

  • formation of trade unions and certification applications;

  • collective bargaining and negotiations of provincial and federal collective agreements;

  • enforcement of the collective agreement through grievance arbitration;

  • proceedings before the British Columbia Labour Relations Board, Alberta Labour Relations Board, and the Canadian Industrial Relations Board, including unfair labour practice complaints;

  • representing members before professional tribunals;

  • representing members before the Public Service Staff Relations Board;

  • union administration and member representation; and

  • workers compensation matters at “the Board” or WCB level, and other levels of appeal (e.g. the Review Division, WCAT)

My union approached Sebastien Anderson several years ago to assist us in navigating a difficult and disputed union certification process. He and his team fought very hard for us, gave us good advice along the way, and we won certification. Since then, we have engaged Labour Rights Law to assist us with grievances and other Labour matters. The advice he gave was not always what we wanted to hear but it was always well researched and legally sound. The team at LRL has been great to work. If you need a balanced and competent labour law team behind you, I can’t recommend a better firm than Labour Rights Law.

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Our lawyers want to talk with you! To book a consultation with one of our lawyers, fill out a short intake form. If you have any questions about how to arrange seeing a lawyer, you can give us a call at (604) 475-0041 or toll-free at 1-877-708-8350. You can also email us at

Our lawyers can meet you for your consultation over Zoom, or in-person at our offices in Coquitlam, British Columbia – whatever you prefer!