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Employment Law and Human Resources Management

BUSINESS SERVICES - Employment Law and Human Resources Management

See Also: Litigation: Employment Law

We offer comprehensive human resource management advice and representation. This includes:

  • providing guidance on positive pro-active employee relations.

  • assisting and representing clients on employment termination issues, including termination for cause and willful misconduct, wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, and advising on post-termination restrictive covenants, including non-solicitation and non-competition restrictions.

  • acting for clients on all matters arising under the Employment Standards Act, the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Canada Labour Code, the Canadian Human Rights Act and at common law.

  • drafting and advising on complex employment agreements, employment policies, employee handbooks and manuals, as well as incentive compensation agreements, such as stock option, share purchase and phantom stock ownership plans.

  • providing tax efficient compensation structures that comply with the applicable regulatory requirements, such as reinvestment plans for stock options, SAR plans, employee benefits and dividend reinvestment plans and other employee purchase and option plans.

  • acting for and advising clients on human rights, discrimination and sexual harassment complaints, workplace injuries and workers' compensation, occupational health and safety, executive compensation, privacy rights, the duties of fiduciaries and the protection of confidential information and trade secrets in the workplace.

  • advising purchasers, vendors and lenders, as well as management and employees, in addressing the employment law issues that arise in connection with the purchase and sale of businesses, including multi-jurisdictional issues facing businesses that operate in the global environment.

We also represent employers and employees before all levels of court and before a variety of specialized agencies and tribunals including, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the Employment Standards Branch of the Ministry of Labour.