Erin Ludwig is legal counsel within the labour and employment group at Alberta Health Services. Prior to joining Alberta Health Services Erin spent 10 years in private practice, at both a boutique labour firm and most recently Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. Specializing in labour and employment law, she has extensive knowledge of issues facing federally and provincially regulated employers. Erin also has experience in health care, having been a practicing Registered Nurse prior to entering the legal profession. With her medical knowledge, she provides advice and expertise to clients on workplace illness matters including complex disability claims, production of medical documentation, absenteeism, and occupational health and safety issues.
Erin has successfully represented unionized employers in the full spectrum of labour issues, from certification and first agreement collective bargaining to strikes, picketing issues, contract administration, grievance arbitration, unfair labour practice complaints and revocation applications. On the non-union side, she regularly provides counsel to employers regarding discipline issues, policy and employment agreements, workplace human rights issues and culpable and non-culpable absenteeism issues. Erin has appeared or represented employers at all levels of the provincial and federal courts, Labour Relations Boards, Human Rights Commissions, and Boards of Arbitration.
Erin is the Past President of the Canadian Bar Association (Southern Alberta) Labour & Employment Sub-Section, and former legal representative for the Southern Alberta Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board (CHREB). She is also a regular lecturer at courses and seminars on employment and labour law, and workplace human rights.