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Areas of Expertise

Labour and Employment Law Services

  • Drafting of employment contracts, policies, procedures, manuals and other associated information
  • Wrongful dismissal litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants
  • Representation and advice for matters involving the Employment Standards Act, Ontario Human Rights Commission, and Workers Compensation Board
  • Consultation and representation with respect to charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Consultation and representation with regard to benefits and benefit entitlement
  • Representation of employers in all aspects of labour relations, including negotiating and drafting of collective agreements, applications before the Ontario Labour Relations Board and arbitration adjudication

Good employee-employer relationships are the bedrock of a successful business. You need the legal experts to help build a solid employment framework from the start with clearly written, comprehensive employee contracts. This framework can help prevent many issues before they occur by putting proper procedures and mechanisms in place. However, when employers and employees reach an impasse, we work with all parties to find a satisfactory resolution.

Our skilled Employment Law Practice Group has extensive experience in labour relations, human rights and occupational health and safety. We have worked with all workplace groups from independent contractors to general staff, management and senior executives. Our lawyers can help in all areas of contract creation, interpretation, dispute and resolution including: creating job descriptions, drafting contracts, resolving disputes, and preparation of non-competition clauses. We represent both employers and employees for all repercussions of termination of the employment relationship.

Ensuring these issues are carefully considered and decisions are well-supported by expert legal advice can help to alleviate what is often the most stressful relationship in today’s business environment. We are committed to effectively handling all your employment legal matters.

Labour and Employment Law Clerks / Assistants

Guelph Office

Blog Posts
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Jan 30, 2023


Dec 19, 2022

Holiday Dos and Don’t for Employers: Stay on HR’s Nice List!

Dec 9, 2022

Appellate Court Finds that CERB is Not Deductible from Wrongful Dismissal Damages

Oct 3, 2022

Provincial Government Prepares to Expand Health Benefits Coverage for Ontario Workers

Feb 3, 2021

Reviewing Employment Contracts in the Aftermath of Waksdale

Jan 18, 2021

Can Employers Require Employees To Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19?

Aug 28, 2020

Changes Affecting Layoffs Due To COVID-19

Aug 12, 2020

Termination Of Employment During COVID-19 PART 2

Aug 12, 2020

Termination Of Employment During COVID-19 PART 1

Jun 29, 2020

Minimizing Exposure To Termination Pay

Jun 18, 2020

Returning To Work After COVID-19: Part 2

Jun 18, 2020

Returning To Work After COVID-19: Part 1

Jun 4, 2020

Employees Refusing To Return To Work Due To COVID-19

Apr 23, 2020

PART 1: COVID-19 and the Workplace: Key Considerations for Employers

Feb 21, 2020

Top 20 Employment Law Frequently Asked Questions

Apr 2, 2019

Understanding Notice of Termination and Termination Pay

Mar 18, 2019

Bill 47 – Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018

Nov 9, 2018

PET FRIENDLY WORKPLACES: Legal Issues for Employers to Consider

May 14, 2018

Employment Law Implications When Buying or Selling a Business

Jan 5, 2018

New Year, New Employment Laws: Bill 148 – Better Jobs Act, 2017

Dec 5, 2017

Trial Decision in Nofrio v Allstate Case

Dec 4, 2017

Variation of Employment Contract Terms

Oct 3, 2017

Criminalization of Health and Safety for Organizations

Feb 16, 2017

Dismissal of An Employee by a Federally Regulated Employer Only Allowed For Cause.

Apr 26, 2016

Frustration of Employment Contracts

Dec 8, 2015

Unpaid Internships: What does the Employment Standards Act say?

Sep 3, 2015

Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts

Mar 4, 2015

The Right to Strike

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