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Benjamin Hecht



Benjamin has over 35 years of experience in the Labour and Employment field and focuses on providing advice to management in both union and non-union workplaces.

Following a three-year term as VP Corporate Counsel for a national trucking company, Benjamin joined Pitblado Law in 2009, became a Partner in 2011, was appointed to the Executive Committee in 2012, and occupied the role of Managing Partner from 2013 – 2022.

With over 35 years’ experience in the Labour and Employment field, Benjamin focuses on providing advice to management in both union and non-union workplaces. Represents clients in all employment related matters including proceedings before labour boards, administrative tribunals and in court. Benjamin negotiates collective agreements, drafts workplace policies and employment agreements, including executive employment agreements.

Benjamin acts for employers in the federal sector, Ontario, and all the Western Provinces.

Benjamin is also recognized by Best Lawyers® in Canada.

  • Interviewed by CJOB and Global News, “Questions about Mandatory Vaccination in the Workplace?“, May 5, 2020
  • Interviewed by Global News, “Knowing your rights if you’re told to return to work“, April 29, 2020
  • Interviewed by CBC Radio, A look at CERB, and some what-if scenarios”, April 28, 2020
  • Interviewed by The Lawyers Weekly, “Lazer Beams In From Afar, But Lawyers More Cautious”, March 2016
  • Interviewed by Snow Manager Magazine, “Who’s at Fault? Collisions and traffic infractions on the job” by Lea Currie, March 2016
  • Interviewed by Canadian Lawyer Magazine, “Winnipeg: holding steady” City Report Feature by Shannon Kari, March 2015
  • Interviewed by Lawyers Weekly, “Fresh approach to schmoozing” by Geoff Kirbyson, August 15, 2014
  • Presenter, Terminations of Employment, Manitoba Aviation Council Symposium, March 7, 2014
  • Presenter, Disability Management, Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute, Manitoba Region, February 20, 2014

  • Listed in Best Lawyers® as one of Canada’s top lawyers for Employee Benefits Law
  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Corporate Counsel Association