Areas of Practice - Employment

Businesses today need to understand their obligations, and their employees’ rights, under a wide range of employment related legislation as well as at common law.  Making decisions without a complete understanding of the applicable employment laws can be costly.  Our lawyers act for both federally and provincially regulated employers of all sizes, on a wide range of employment matters including:

  • The preparation of employment related documents including employment agreements, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, workplace policies and procedures
  • Assisting with compliance with employment-related legislation including employment standards, occupational health and safety, human rights, and workplace safety and insurance
  • Assisting with the management of workplace misconduct, leaves of absence, duty to accommodate
  • Preparing and negotiating termination packages
  • Appearing in proceedings before all levels of court, and a number of tribunals on matters regarding human rights, workplace safety and employment standards
  • Defending clients on provincial offences arising from employment legislation
  • Advising on employment issues arising in the context of a purchase or sale of a business
  • Preparing independent contractor agreements
  • Preparing consulting agreements
  • Advising on temporary workers
  • Advising on IP assets generated by employees and consultants
  • Advising profit-sharing/other incentive plans
  • Developing employee manuals
  • Advising on due diligence relating to anti bribery policies and Competition Act compliance