Laurie M. Robson

Laurie M. Robson: Attorney with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Centennial Place, East Tower, 1900, 520 - 3rd Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB, Canada M5H 3Y4
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Executive Summary

Laurie Robson is a partner in our Labour and Employment Group in our Calgary office.

Laurie represents both employers and executives in labour and employment law matters under both federal and provincial jurisdiction, including: labour board hearings, labour arbitrations, collective agreement negotiations, wrongful dismissal litigation, accident investigations, workplace investigations, OHS incidents investigations, reporting and defence, sexual harassment and discrimination claims, human rights, drug and alcohol testing policy drafting, training and enforcement, privacy, safety policy and procedure drafting and enforcement, workers' compensation, STD and LTD disability management, employment benefits, hiring and firing, employment contract drafting, executive contract negotiations, executive compensation review, human resources policy and procedure drafting, workplace training.

Laurie has experience before the Federal Court of Canada and Federal Court of Appeal, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench and Alberta Court of Appeal, Canada Industrial Relations Board, Alberta Labour Relations Board and Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board as well as before the Provincial Court on OHS/workplace safety matters. She has conducted matters under the Canadian Human Rights Act and Alberta Human Rights Act. She has also been an arbitrator for Canada Labour Code unjust dismissal and wage recovery complaints. As well, Laurie is involved in BLG's Team North initiative and was a long serving member of the BLG Women's Leadership Development Committee.

Publications & Presentations

•Speaker, Alberta Update: Labour Relations Code Changes - A Review of Bill 17 - Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act , BLG LLP Client Seminar, July, 2017.
•Speaker, Medical Cannabis in the Workplace , BLG LLP Client Seminar, June 2017.
•Speaker, Employment Cases of Interest - 2061-2017 , BLG Client Seminar, June, 2016.
•Speaker, Take it or Leave it Alberta - Bill 17 Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act , BLG LLP Client Seminar, June 2017.
•Speaker, Recent Cases of Interest , BLG LLP Client Seminar, May 10, 2017.
•Author, The More the Merrier - Drugs, Privacy and Safety at Work , BLG LLP Energy Law Blog, October, 2016.
•Co-Author, Can I Record A Meeting With My Boss Do I Have To Tell Her That I Am Recording Her , May, 2016.
•Co-Author, Court of Queen's Bench Confirms that Privilege May Apply to Workplace Accident Investigation , May, 2016.
•Speaker, Panel: Drilling into The Oil & Gas Industry Employment Law Compliance , 2016 International Bar Association Labour & Employment Conference, Mexico City.
•Author, Provincial Employment Law chapter of BLG's Employment Law: Solutions for the Canadian Workplace, Specialty Technical Publishers (annual update), 2000-present.

Rankings & Recognitions

•Recognized in the 2019 (and since 2017) edition of Chambers Canada - Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Employment & Labour (Alberta) (Band 3)).
•Recognized in the 2019 (and since 2017) edition of Best Lawyers in Canada (Labour and Employment Law).
•BLG LLP - Employment Law Firm of the Year 2017 - Chambers Canada Awards
•Recognized as a 2017 Acritas Star.
•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Labour and Employment
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Healthcare Human Resources and Labour Relations
  • Corporate Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
  • Education
  • Autonomous Vehicles

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Brandon University, B.Sc., Mathematics and Chemistry; 1988 awarded Silver Medal in Chemistry
Law School Attended:
University of Alberta, LL.B., 1994
Year of First Admission:
1996, Alberta; 1995, British Columbia

Professional Involvement

•Member, BLG Women's Leadership Development Committee
•Member, Canadian Bar Association, Labour & Employment Section
•Member, Calgary Bar Association
•Associate Member, American Bar Association
•Member, WXN Women's Executive Network

Reported Cases:
Representative Work: The Government of Canada in its $4.5 Billion acquisition of the Trans Mountain and Puget Sound Pipelines, and related terminals.; Represents management at labour board hearings including unfair labour practice complaints, successor employer applications and representation votes.; Prepares company human resources policies covering all aspects of workplace rules, safe operating procedures and health and safety programs, including drug and alcohol testing.; Advises clients on privacy issues arising in the employment context, including the use of electronic devices and protection of confidential and proprietary information.; Assists management with the implementation of performance management programs, including discipline and terminations for just cause.; Advises clients on managing workplace issues for public sector organizations, including managing privacy and information disclosure issues having regard to issues of transparency within the public sector.; Provides management with severance proposals for reductions in force, including individual employee terminations and mass reductions in force.; Conducts investigations into workplace conduct, including violence, harassment and discrimination in the workplace, occupational health and safety accidents and fatality investigations.; Prepares and reviews incident reports in respect of Occupational Health and Safety obligations.; Represents management and executives in wrongful dismissal litigation matters, including trials, arbitrations and mediations.
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