Employment Standards

Employment standards legislation is among the most important legislation governing the employment relationship. We regularly advise clients on provincial and federal employment standards legislation including the Canada Labour Code and Employment Standards Act (Ontario) and have extensive experience appearing before the appropriate boards and bodies.

We advise clients on topics such as:

  • Hours of work
  • Minimum wages
  • Overtime
  • Public holidays
  • Vacation pay
  • Leaves of absence (including for example pregnancy, maternity and parental leave)
  • Successor employer obligations
  • Mass termination and layoff
  • Group termination of employment
  • Conclusion of employment (including termination and severance pay)
  • Successor employer obligations
  • Liability of directors and officers

We assist clients draft employment policies and procedures that comply with employment standards legislation, and assist them to find significant efficiencies in the design and implementation of payroll and scheduling practices.  We also provide complete and comprehensive representation and advice during employment standards audits and investigations.

(see also Workplace Audits and Workplace Investigations)

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