Timothy J. Lach

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Timothy Lach

Timothy J. Lach Associate

  • University of Manitoba (B.Sc. 1994, LL.B. 1997 and B.A. 2006)

Timothy is a Litigation counsel, specializing in civil litigation including disability and life insurance, employment law, labour law and administrative law including Workers Compensation, Canada Pension Plan, Manitoba Labour Board, Mental Health Review Board, Manitoba Review Board, Manitoba Health Appeals Board, and Human Rights Commission. Conducted all stages of the civil litigation process including drafting of pleadings, research, documentary and oral discovery, motions, negotiations, judicially assisted dispute resolution, pre-trial conferences, case conferences, trials and appeals. Regularly reviewed and interpreted statutes and related jurisprudence.


  • Canadian Bar Association 
  • Manitoba Bar Association 
  • Law Society of Manitoba
  • Taylor McCaffrey is the exclusive Manitoba member of the Employment Law Alliance, the world’s largest and leading management side network of labour and employment lawyers with selected members literally worldwide
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE) – the leading management-side labour and employment lawyers organization in Canada


  • Chair Administrative Law Section, Manitoba Bar Association (2015 – 2017 and 2019 to present)
  • Chair Mutual Ministry, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (2010 – Present)
  • Chair Administrative Law Section, Manitoba Bar Association (2015 – 2017)

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, Independent Living Resource Centre, 2010 – 2016 
  • Volunteer, Canadian Mental Health Association, 2011 – 2016 
  • Volunteer, Community Legal Education Association, 1998 – 2016 
  • Secretary, Committee for Mission of the Manitoba Northwestern Ontario Synod of Lutheran Church, 2003-2009 
  • Presenter/ Lecturer, Community Advocacy Conference, 2009 
  • Mentor, Law School Students, 2008 and 2010 
  • Member, Steering and Vision Committee, Urban Mission Committee, Manitoba Northwestern Ontario Synod of Lutheran Church, 2003 – 2006 
  • Presenter/Lecturer, Legal Aid Manitoba Conference on the Mental Health Review Board, 2005 
  • Youth Council Member, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1998 – 2004 
  • Volunteer, Great Grain Relay, 1997 
  • Fundraising Volunteer, MacDonald Youth Services, 1997 
  • Volunteer, Manitoba Department of Justice, Constitutional Law, 1996 
  • Volunteer, Manitoba Law Students Association, 1995 – 1997 
  • Volunteer, University of Manitoba Legal Aid Clinic, 1995 – 1996 
  • Volunteer, Community Service Work Supervisor/ Mentor, 1995 – 1996 
  • Instructor and Coach, MacDonald Youth Services, 1994 
  • Assistant Coach, River Heights Baseball Team, 1994 
  • Coach, River Heights Cardinal Hockey Team, 1993 – 1994 
  • Mentor and Group Leader, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1993 – 2004


  • Presenter/ Lecturer, Community Advocacy Conference, 2009 
  • Presenter/Lecturer, Legal Aid Manitoba Conference on the Mental Health Review Board, 2005

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Articles and Resources by Timothy J. Lach

Resources by Timothy J. Lach

Government Economic Support for Businesses/Employers & Self-Employed Individuals

2020 | 04 | 27

The Government of Canada has introduced support programs for Canadian businesses facing financial hardship as a result of the novel coronavirus ("COVID-19") pandemic. These programs seek to address the wide variety of issues faced by businesses and self-employed individuals adversely impacted by COVID-19 including retaining employees, avoiding layoffs and/or re-hiring employees; providing access to credit; deferring income tax, sales tax remittance and/or customs duty payments; providing rent assistance; and supporting financial stability. This article addresses federal programs that have been announced to date which are generally available to Manitoba businesses and self-employed individuals; however, it is important to note that there are Federal programs available for specific industries and sectors of the economy over and above those referred to in this article.


The Common Law Tort of Harassment: Fact or Fiction?!

2019 | 07 | 30

The media and its 24/7 news cycle provides us with daily reminders that we are seeing an increase in the number of reported harassment complaints in the workplace.