Jeff Palamar is a partner in the Winnipeg law firm Taylor McCaffrey LLP.
His first language is English, and he continues his life-long pursuit of French.
Since 2008 Jeff has been listed among the National Post's peer selected “Best Lawyers in Canada". He practices primarily in the areas of labour relations, employment law, human rights and dispute resolution, normally representing employers. He works in all matters related to the workplace including advice and advocacy in collective bargaining, drafting employment contracts and policies, disciplining/hiring/firing of employees, workplace safety and health disputes, privacy matters, human rights and accommodation issues, discrimination and harassment claims and wrongful or unjust dismissal claims as well as interest and rights arbitrations.
Jeff receives appointments and serves as an adjudicator or referee under the Canada Labour Code, or as an arbitrator under collective agreements. He is among a national list of arbitrators appointed to decide disputes under the Sport Dispute Resolution Code of Canada.
He is an educator too, having taught Human Resource Legislation at the University of Manitoba for many years, and serving regularly as a speaker at Law Society, Bar Association and various other training and educational seminars.
Jeff is Chair of the Board of Directors for Sport Manitoba, and has been a long-time volunteer with the United Way of Winnipeg, presently serving on Cabinet as Co-Chair of Professions, He also was selected 4 times as Team Canada's Ombudsperson with the Canadian Paralympic Committee, at the Paralympic Games in Beijing, Vancouver/Whistler, London and Sochi.
Taylor McCaffrey LLP has been at the forefront of delivering innovative services to clients. We offer an effective, innovative and cost efficient approach to all aspects of labour and human resources. Our services include union certifications and decertifications, unfair labour practice applications, collective bargaining, grievance arbitration and mediation, injunctions and strike strategy, wrongful and unjust dismissals, employee discipline, employment standards, employment contracts and policies, human rights and harassment complaints, and all other related matters including alternative dispute resolution and training or seminars for human resources personnel.
We represent clients in the public sector, including two of Manitoba's three universities (Winnipeg and Brandon) and its two largest cities (Winnipeg and Brandon), as well as various other municipalities throughout the province. We act for major employers in the private sector, both federally and provincially regulated, who operate in many diverse industries including manufacturing, agriculture, transportation, retail, health care and information/technology. We also represent numerous Aboriginal organizations and First Nations.
The firm is a member of the State Capital Global Law Firm Group, an international organization of independent firms, which has members worldwide. At semi-annual meetings, current developments in the law in various jurisdictions are discussed. This allows us to keep abreast of reforms and business opportunities in other jurisdictions and we believe that such an association is essential today for the practice of law.
Firm Practice Areas
Aboriginal, Intellectual Property & Information Technology, Business Law , Labour & Employment, Entertainment Law , Litigation, Environmental Law, Personal Injury, Family Law, Property Development & Real Estate, Financial Advisory Services, Securities, Health Care, Taxation, Insurance, Wills, Estates & Estate Planning