The most challenging and complex issues faced by individuals and businesses is navigating among the myriad of sources of employment standards and regulatory bodies that regulate and supervise the relationship between the employee and employer within the workplace.
This complex web covers almost every phase of the employee-employer relationship, including hiring, training, working, compensation, promoting, disciplining, and even terminating the workplace relationship.
As an employee, understanding and obtaining your rights in the workplace can be challenging and intimidating. The legal resources available to an employee is often limited compared to those available to businesses.
If you have been wrongfully terminated or have experienced discrimination and/or harassment due to unlawful business practices, our employment lawyer will work with you to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve and that your workplace rights are protected.
In these instances, our employment lawyer will prepare the necessary documentation, contact the appropriate regulatory bodies and represent you at all negotiations, hearings, tribunals and even litigation.
Our employment lawyer is also available to review your employment agreement, including assessing the terms of salary, commission, bonuses, non-solicitation covenants and non-compete agreements which may be included.
If the terms of this agreement are unsuitable or inequitable, our employment lawyer will assist you in the negotiations or even litigation to amend the terms of the contract.
With the amount of employment standards and regulations, it is becoming more challenging to manage the workplace. To avoid potentially costly mistakes, even small to mid-size companies should seek legal counsel when faced with employment disputes, including discrimination and harassment issues, workplace violence and injury, and termination or severance packages.
If there are claims made against your business relating to employment standards, our employment lawyer is well prepared to provide you with legal advice and representation involving employment disputes and claims, including any claims involving the Workplace Safety and Insurance Boards (WSIB) and Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT)
In these instances, our employment lawyer will work closely with your business, as well as your human resource department or team to prepare the necessary documentation, contact the appropriate authorities and represent you at all negotiations, hearings and tribunals.
- Employment agreements, including confidentiality agreements and non-compete clauses.
- Employment discrimination, including disability discrimination and accommodation
- Employee handbooks to disseminate company rules, policies and regulations
- Minimum standards, including wage, hours worked, and vacation pay
- harassment, including sexual harassment
- Family or medical leaves