Jillian Frank

Partner, Employment & Labour Law, National ESG Legal Services Lead


KPMG in Canada

Jillian Frank is an experienced employment lawyer and inclusive leader with both legal and operational knowledge of workplace issues. She enables businesses to operate effectively and safely, as a trusted advisor on the legal challenges, risks and opportunities related to the workplace and culture. Jillian advises clients from a variety of sectors, focusing on providing practical solutions to complex employment and labour issues, human rights, health and safety, privacy, mobility, workplace investigations and incident management. 

To provide practical, holistic advice to clients, Jillian draws on her previous operational leadership experience as the CHRO of a leading global law firm. Jillian has a unique skillset in human resource transformation and change management, which positions her to provide multi-disciplinary services to clients. 

Professional and Industry Experience

Workplace investigations and risk compliance

  • Occupational health and safety due diligence, reporting and investigations
  • Employment standards audits
  • Workplace harassment investigations and training
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Whistleblower protection

Employment policies and practices

  • Operational advice to ensure employers comply with employment standards, labour relations, human rights, privacy, pay and common law requirements
  • Drug and alcohol testing and screening
  • Human rights, discrimination and harassment policies and training
  • Remote work arrangements
  • Workplace health policies, including vaccine mandates, masking and testing
  • Wage and hour compliance, including overtime, rest periods and vacation
  • Employee classification and organizational structure (including contractors, gig workers and secondments)
  • Change management
  • Operationalizing strategic goals relating to the workplace, including inclusion, equity and diversity, health and wellness, and agile work 
  • JD, Dalhousie University, 2003

  • B.A. (Hons), University of Calgary, 2000

  • CPHR (British Columbia and Yukon)

  • CBABC Mentorship Committee Member

  • Member, Equality Subcommittee, Canadian Bar Association (appointed September 1, 2022)

  • Member-at-Large, Canadian Bar Association Labour & Employment National Executive (appointed September 1, 2022)

  • Board Member, Childhood Obesity Foundation

  • Member, West Coast LEAF