Leah Schatz, Q.C.

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Office: Saskatoon

Main: (306) 975-7144

Fax: (306) 975-7145

Education & Qualifications

  • Saskatchewan Bar (1994)
  • LLB (Saskatchewan, 1993)
  • B.Admin. (Regina, 1985)

Leah Schatz works collaboratively with clients in the Labour and Employment area to create workplace solutions to assist them in achieving their human resource objectives.

  • Employers’ counsel in the constitutional challenge of Saskatchewan’s Public Service Essential Services Act heard by the Supreme Court of Canada in 2014
  • Employers’ counsel to the leading Saskatchewan case in Employer Communications
  • Developed and presented extensive programs and workshops on workplace harassment for various institutional clients in Saskatchewan

Leah practises as a partner with MLT Aikins LLP, primarily in the area of labour and employment law. She advises on issues related to the workplace, and acts in a variety of roles in collective bargaining, occupational health and safety, and human rights, including representing employers as chief spokesperson during collective bargaining and conducting workplace investigations. She has lectured extensively throughout Saskatchewan, and also presented throughout Canada on labour and employment issues affecting workplaces. As counsel, she appears regularly before numerous administrative boards and tribunals, including the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board and the Canada Industrial Relations Board. She has appeared before all levels of the Saskatchewan courts, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada.

  • Director, St. Anne’s Senior Citizen’s Village Corporation (2007-present)
  • Director, Canadian Mental Health Association, Saskatoon Branch (2007-2009)
  • ARTUS Ethics Committee, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan (2001-2009)
  • Chair, Canadian Bar Association, Labour and Administrative Law Subsection (2007-2008)
  • “The Right to Strike and Picket Line Expression: Will the Charter Make A Difference?” (2013)
  • “Episodic Disabilities: Accommodating Recurring Illnesses,” Calgary Labour Arbitration Conference, Lancaster House (2013)
  • “Core Competencies in Human Resources and Employment” (2010)
  • “Accommodation for Family Status and Mental Disabilities” (2010)
  • “The Public Service Essential Services Act and 2008 Amendments to The Trade Union Act” (2009)
  • “Workplace Safety” (2008)
  • “Accommodation in the Workplace” (2007)
  • “Recent Developments in the Law of Human Rights” (2006)
  • “Tax and Labour and Employment Law,” CBA BarNotes (Spring 2007)
  • One of Benchmark Canada’s “Canada Litigation Stars” – Labour and Employment (since 2012)
  • One of the Best Lawyers in Canada – Health Care Law, Labour and Employment Law (since 2014)
  • One of Canada’s Leading Lawyers, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory – Employment (Management), Workplace Human Rights (Management)