Kevin Wilson, K.C.




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Education & Qualifications

  • Saskatchewan Bar (1989)
  • LLB (Saskatchewan, 1988)
  • B.Comm. (Saskatchewan, 1985)

Kevin Wilson, K.C., has practised management side labour and employment law exclusively for over 30 years for both unionized and non-union clients. He provides strategic legal advice to employers throughout Saskatchewan.

  • Acts for private and public employers throughout Saskatchewan in a variety of sectors including mining, manufacturing, construction, food processing, government, education, non-profits and retail, among others.
  • Provides strategic and legal advice to employers and owners in relation to construction labour law.

Kevin regularly appears before the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board, courts, arbitration boards and other administrative tribunals on behalf of employers.

Kevin was the founding Saskatchewan director and treasurer of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers, a national association of management side labour lawyers. He is the former Chair of the Canadian Bar Association National Labour and Employment Law section and the former Chair of the CBA (Saskatchewan) Labour and Administrative Law North subsection. He has been recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert Legal Directory and Benchmark Canada. Kevin was recognized as a nationwide “Notable Practitioner” in Employment & Labour by Chambers Canada in 2020, having been listed in Chambers Canada since 2019. He is a frequent speaker on labour law and human rights law across Western Canada.

  • Conference Advisory Committee, Insight Western Canadian Construction Labour Relations Annual Conference (2018)
  • Conference Co-Chair, Lancaster House Calgary Labour Arbitration and Policy Conference (2016)
  • Conference Advisory Committee, Lancaster House Calgary Labour Arbitration and Policy Conference (2015)
  • Former Member, Canadian Industrial Relations Association, Organizing Committee to Establish a Saskatoon Chapter
  • Former Treasurer and Founding SK Director, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers
  • Former Contributing Editor, O’Briens Encyclopedia of Forms, Employment and Labour Relations Volume (Toronto: Canada Law Book)
  • Co-Chair, Canadian Bar Association (National Branch) Annual Administrative and Labour Law CLE Conference (Ottawa, 1999)
  • Former Chair (1999-2001); Vice-Chair (1997-1999); Treasurer (1995-1997), Canadian Bar Association, National Labour and Employment Law Subsection
  • Former Chair and Vice-Chair, Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan (North), Administrative and Labour Law Section
  • Presenter, “COVID-19 Challenges and Strategies for Saskatchewan Employers”, MLT Aikins webinar (May 2020)
  • Presenter, “Weed at Work”, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (2017, 2019)
  • Presenter, “Legalized and Medical Marijuana in the Workplace”, Conference Board of Canada Council of Human Resource Executives (Western Canada) Conference (2018)
  • Presenter, “Marijuana in the Workplace”, Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association (2017)
  • Author, The Use of Contract Workers Can Create Hidden Liabilities for Employers, HR Saskatchewan Magazine (2016)
  • Presenter, “Recent Significant Developments in Human Rights Cases Impacting the Construction Industry,” Third Biennial Western Construction Labour Relations Conference (Edmonton)
  • Presenter, “Cross Canada Labour Law Update”, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers Conference (2010)
  • Presenter, “The Duty to Bargain in Good Faith”, Lancaster House Canadian Labour Board Law Conference (2010)
  • Presenter, “Collective Bargaining and Dealing with Strikes”, Saskatchewan Association of Human Resource Professionals Conference (2009)
  • Frequent columnist, HR Saskatchewan Magazine
  • Guest speaker on collective bargaining, University of Saskatchewan Edwards School of Business Labour Management Relations certificate program
  • Frequent guest speaker, University of Saskatchewan College of Law labour law and arbitration classes
  • Author, “Union Certification in Saskatchewan,” Practical Law Canada magazine
  • Presenter, “Emerging Labour Relations Issues in Saskatchewan,” Western Canada Construction Labour Relations Forum
  • Presenter, “Update on Family Status in Human Rights Law,” Canadian Bar Association (Saskatchewan) Mid-winter Meeting
  • Presenter, “Labour law Update,” Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (Vancouver)
  • Co-author and presenter, “Recent Developments in the Law Concerning Federal vs. Provincial Labour Jurisdiction,” The Canadian Bar Association National Labour Law Conference (Winnipeg)
  • Panellist, “Tax Issues of Wrongful Dismissal,” Canadian Bar Association National Annual General Meeting
  • Presenter, “Top Human Rights Cases in Canada,” International Personnel Management Association
  • Presenter, “Occupational Health and Safety in Saskatchewan,” Lorman Education Services
  • Presenter, “Progressive Discipline for Supervisors and Stewards,” Centre for Labour-Management Development (Winnipeg, Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Regina)
  • Presenter, “Discipline and Discharge in the Unionized Workplace,” Centre for Labour-Management Development (Winnipeg, Edmonton and Saskatoon)
  • Presenter, “Human Resource Management Issues,” First Nations Financial Officers Association
  • Presenter, “The Employer’s Perspective on the Duty to Accommodate,” Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union Conference (Regina)
  • Presenter, “Multiple Forums for Litigation of Labour Issues,” Saskatchewan Legal Education Society Inc. (Regina and Saskatoon)
  • Presenter, “The Implications of the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Wallace v. U.G.G.,” Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Branch Mid-Winter Meeting (Regina)
  • Presenter, “Human Rights Issues in the Workplace,” Saskatchewan Legal Education Society Inc. (Regina and Saskatoon)
  • Presenter, “Labour Mediation and Arbitration,” University of Saskatchewan, College of Law
  • Presenter, “Discipline and Termination of Employees,” Saskatchewan Association of Rehabilitation Centres Managers’ Conference
  • Co-author, Diefenbaker for the Defence, Kevin Wilson and Garrett Wilson (Toronto: James Lorimar and Co., 1988)
  • Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in Labour and Employment Law in Saskatoon by Best Lawyers (2015, 2019, 2021, 2023)
  • Recognized as one the top lawyers in Employment & Labour Law by Chambers Canada (since 2019)
  • One of Benchmark Canada’s “Canada Litigation Stars” – Labour and Employment (since 2013)
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers, Labour and Employment Law (since 2010)
  • A leading practitioner, Employment (Employer), Labour (Management), Workplace Human Rights (Employer), Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (since 2011)
  • Lexis-Nexis / Martindale-Hubbell – “BV Peer Review Rated”
  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel (2009)