Who We Help
One of our key strengths is that we represent both employers and employees. It makes us better lawyers. We understand both perspectives which has proven to be tremendously valuable in helping our clients successfully navigate their legal challenges.
Our job is to make your job easier. We help you to protect your business so that you can run your business. And when legal battles erupt, as they sometimes do, we’ve got your back.
We find workplace issues fascinating and intriguing. And we are committed to making a difference in people’s lives and in their businesses. Ultimately, our goal is to become trusted partners to our clients.
So click here to take a look at all the ways we can help you, and more importantly, drop us an email or give us a call – we’d love to connect with you to learn how we can support you, so that you can get back to work.
Work is a fundamental part of who we are. Given that we spend more time working than playing, we want our jobs to be challenging, stimulating and rewarding although sometimes we’d be happy if they were just tolerable.
We can’t make your boss nicer, your coworkers more interesting, or your commute shorter. But we can help you with the employment law challenges you may face during your career.
Got a job offer and need to negotiate it?
We can help you negotiate an employment agreement that protects you now, and when your employment ends.
Lost your job (or about to)?
We can negotiate a fair severance package so you can transition to your next career adventure.
Is your job (or your employer) changing around you?
We can help assess what this means. Is it a constructive dismissal? Do you need some help with strategy for the future? We can help you find a way out (or back in).
If you are on sick leave or need accommodation for a physical disability, learning disability or mental health issue we can explain your rights in clear terms, and help negotiate an accommodation plan that works for you.
Being bullied, harassed or discriminated against?
We can support and advise you on filing a complaint or help you work on an exit strategy if it’s time to move on.
Accused of harassment?
We can help you defend yourself against complaints of harassment in the workplace…because there’s always another side to the story.
Facing a claim from your former employer?
We can defend you if your former employer comes after you for non-competition provisions and fiduciary duties.
“SERP, MTIP, LTIP, SOPs, EBITDA, DPSP”
It’s like senior executives have their own language. Fortunately we speak it.
We have lots of experience acting for senior executives and fiduciary employees in all sorts of corporate situations. We understand the special circumstances and dynamics that affect you and your workplaces.
Here’s some of our experience:
- non-competition, non-solicitation, and fiduciary duties
- compensation change and design, including bonuses and supplemental pensions
- change of control agreements
- sale of business and corporate takeovers
- consulting, sub-contractor and service agreements
- succession planning, including planning for a new business start-up
- individual risk and liability assessments in workplace related issues.
You get the picture.
Although the information may be helpful to many different employment situations, it is written with Ontario employment law in mind. Of course, this is general information only and cannot be considered legal advice. Please contact us if you require legal advice about your specific situation.
We work with organizations of all sizes and types, including:
- banks and financial institutions
- emergency services including police, fire and paramedics
- food producers, packagers and processors
- health care organizations including hospitals, medical and dental practices
- municipalities, municipal councils and government agencies
- non-profit organizations
- pharmaceutical companies
- placement agencies
- professional service firms, including engineering, accounting and law firms
- third party logistics, including transportation
- hi-tech and research companies
- distribution and wholesale companies
- education and daycare, including universities, school boards and private vocational schools
- service sector