employment law for employers

Steinmans Trial Lawyers advise companies on all these areas of Employment Law for Employers:

  • Employment contracts and severance agreements
  • Confidentiality, non-competition, and non-solicitation agreements.
  • Human resources issues, including advice on employee handbooks.
  • Wrongful dismissal lawsuits
  • Statutory compliance and complaints
  • Discipline and dismissal of employees.
  • Workplace harassment and discrimination.

Neal has over 25 years’ experience advising employers on job terminations.  He gives practical and realistic advice to companies on whether they have ‘just cause” for dismissal and on how much working notice to give an employee.

Our skill in civil litigation and business litigation helps us to handle the messiest cases. Employers trust us to give sage and practical advice, and when necessary, to mount a tenacious defense.  If you have to take the case through to trial, as an employer you want a litigator with the experience to fend off difficult opposing counsel.  Neal has done that time and time again.

We are trusted by employers to advise them on how to terminate a problem employee.

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In rare cases, if negotiations with a dismissed employee fail, we have the experience to defend the company from a lawsuit.  Lawsuits for wrongful dismissal can be hard-fought and emotionally charged.   We have years of experience defending wrongful dismissal cases. There are reasons why employers count on Steinmans to win “bet-the-company” lawsuits.

We also have knowledge of insurance and disability claims. Steinmans represents people and companies in insurance litigation.   This specialized experience allows us to give practical advice when advising a company dealing with an employee’s disability claim.

Steinmans has also helped dozens of employers to prepare written contracts that reduce the chances of a wrongful dismissal lawsuit.

Neal’s years of service on boards helps him to grasp quickly the nuances of giving advice to larger businesses.

Neal enjoys the long-term relationships he develops with employers. We get to know our clients’ owners and managers.  Neal enjoys learning about his clients’ operations from the inside out.  Where possible, we make sure to visit our clients at their places of business. We understand the sacrifices that business owners and managers make in running their businesses.


  • It has been my experience that Neal Steinman conducts his practice, and himself, in accordance with the highest ethical standards and consistently exhibits sound judgment. He has the ability to effectively analyze complex legal issues, resulting in the provision of practical advice to efficiently resolve matters.
    -Senior Counsel in Litigation
  • Neal's all-round excellent legal abilities are coupled with a rare and genuine concern and interest in the well-being of his clients, not only the outcome of their legal issues. His highly competent approach to files frequently employs his unique inventiveness to achieve his clients’ objectives.
    -Counsel in Commercial Litigation
  • Neal has always proven excellent and wise counsel in a range of situations.
    -Counsel in Commercial Litigation
  • Neal treats each client with respect and provides legal services that are designed to meet the client's unique needs. I have referred Neal to my clients and have received very positive feedback. Neal is an excellent lawyer and I recommend his services.
    -Senior Attorney in Commercial Litigation
  • Neal's personal attention to cases and practical advice have served his clients well for over 25 years. He is an excellent litigator and one of the best negotiators in the British Columbia bar, and has represented clients in the insurance industry ranging from large, self-insured corporations to traditional insurance companies.
    -Attorney in Commercial Defense
  • Neal S. Steinman is one of the most knowledgeable, experienced, professional and skilled civil litigators, or barristers, I have ever known. After twenty (20) or so years of practice and having started over 100+ civil Trials, mostly Jury matters, one gets to recognize and respect real talent. Neal S. Steinman has a litigation skill set, both inside the court room and in the board room of a mediation, discovery, or pre-trial, second to very few. I would highly recommend retaining Neal S. Steinman
    -Senior Partner in Civil Litigation
  • In my dealings with Neal Steinman, I am consistently impressed with his analytical ability, his judgment, and his integrity. He is tactful and strategic, but never afraid to stand up for what's right. This is a lawyer I would want in my corner.
    -Counsel in Litigation
  • I have known Neal Steinman for over 30 years. He is a creative, entrepreneurial smart and practical lawyer whose communications skills are top-notch.
    -Partner in Civil Litigation
  • I am a tax partner and managing partner of my own tax boutique firm. I do not do any civil litigation work. I have referred a number of client matters to Neal Steinman over the years. He is an excellent lawyer and always obtained good results for my clients.
    -Attorney in Civil Litigation
  • Neal is an exceptional trial lawyer with good instincts for litigating and settling cases. He is one of the best prepared, most articulate, and practical counsel you can find, having honed his skills at the highest levels of practice at every level of court in British Columbia.
    -Attorney in Commercial Litigation
  • Neal brings a strong combination of experience, ethics, and energy to his practice. He is practical, problem-solving lawyer who is also unafraid to step into the courtroom when needed.
    -Counsel in Civil litigation
  • Neal is a very capable and skilled lawyer who thinks well on his feet and in the crunch of the moment in argument before the Bench. He is personable polite respectful of peers and well prepared. He finds practical and direct solutions to varied litigation problems. He is a capable navigator of the Court process and is very experienced, especially in defending commercial, estate litigation and motor vehicle accident claims. He works cooperatively with other team lawyers when it is required.
    -Senior Counsel in Commercial Litigation