Who We Are

We are a legal services boutique, based in Edmonton and serving clients throughout Alberta and across Canada, with a focused practice and a national reputation.

Expert Labour & Employment Legal Services Since ‘77

Since Neuman Thompson’s founding in 1977, our lawyers have provided expert labour and employment legal counsel for a broad range of employers. We have always prided ourselves on providing top-notch legal advice in addition to unmatched customer service.

We serve governments, public agencies, major health care providers, educational institutions, and more. Some of the private sector industries we serve include industrial, natural resources, manufacturing, agri-business, transportation, communications, and retail undertakings.


Neuman Thompson has extensive experience in this distinctive, demanding area of the law. Members of our 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. We have been recognized by Canadian Lawyer Magazine as one of Canada’s Top 10 Labour and Employment Boutique Firms.

Mission Statement

At Neuman Thompson, we exclusively champion employers’ success with innovative solutions, and unwavering dedication. As trusted strategic partners, we stand for excellence, proactivity, and approachability in all workplace matters.

Your First-Choice Labour & Employment Law Firm

We are the relied upon, first-choice labour & employment law firm in Western Canada. We enable strategic growth, offer exceptional quality service, and build trusted client partnerships that empower employers in navigating their legal needs.

Prompt responses to urgent labour relations matters

Opinions that are candid in assessing risks, and creative in finding solutions

Careful preparation for every step in proceedings

Effective, efficient, confident advocacy to achieve results

Experts Wherever You Do Business

Neuman Thompson is proud to be the exclusive representative of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA) in Alberta. The ELA is an international network of management-side labour and employment law firms with presence in every region of Canada, all 50 US states, over 300 cities across the world.

Through our membership in the ELA, we can help you find a labour and employment law expert everywhere you do business.  

You also receive the ELA Global Employer Handbook which provides quick access to critical business law, regulation, and cases for your global business needs.

Meet your legal obligations, wherever you do business, with the Employment Law Alliance. Talk to our ELA representative, Chantel Kassongo or Gabriel Joshee-Arnal today.

Contact Neuman Thompson

If you are an employer needing legal services or strategic advice for labour and employment law, we are your team. Contact us today to learn more or for information.

Latest News

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The Public Sector Employers Amendment Act What You Need to Know

At a high level, the amendments to the PSEA will (like RABCCA) limit public sector employers’ ability to make decisions around compensation for non-union employees and board members.
Case Law
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Termination Notice Increase and Changes for Federally Governed Employees

Important changes have been made to the laws that apply to federally governed employers. Some of the changes are already in force. Others will apply in the near future.
Case Law
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New Sick Leave Entitlements for Federally Regulated Employees

The new entitlement provides employees 3 days of paid medical leave following an initial 30-day qualifying period of continuous employment. Employees are then entitled to an additional day of paid medical leave at the start of each subsequent month, up to a maximum of 10 days per year.
Case Law
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CASE ALERT: Benke v Loblaw Companies Limited (2022 ABQB 461)

On July 5, 2022, the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench released the first Alberta employment law decision addressing a constructive dismissal claim in the context of an unpaid leave of absence for failure to follow an employer's COVID policy: Benke v Loblaw Companies Limited.
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Doing Business in Alberta

Our lawyer Gabriel Joshee-Arnal shares his views on Employment Matters - Doing Business in Alberta.