Employment Lawyers in Waterloo - Our objective is to assist clients with their labour and employment law requirements. We could offer a worldwide network of law businesses to provide help for issues extending beyond our area. We are your in-house labour and employment law department.
We specialize in labour and employment law and bring a range of legal knowledge to workplace matters. Our areas of labour and employment law include employment contracts and disputes, labour relations and collective bargaining issues, unfair competition, occupational health and safety compliance, human rights and pension issues.
Our firm and our labour lawyers serve clients in different industries consisting of financial, aviation, railway, insurance, healthcare, forestry, oil and gas, technology, not-for-profits, retail, construction, tourism, restaurants, and resort developments. In addition, you may choose to take advantage of our various services, such as help with the buying or selling of businesses, real estate transactions, corporate planning, contract negotiations, and insurance and liability issues.
We defend the interests of clients from certification to the negotiating of collective agreements to the arbitration of grievances. Clients are assisted through collective bargaining and during strikes and picketing. The labour implications of corporate reorganizations are well handled by our firm.
Claims pertaining to human rights can be costly for employers. Our employment law practitioners are able to assist clients draft and implement anti-discrimination policies, train employees, and to handle investigations prior to them becoming complaints. We have skilled litigators who would take on the defense of the claim before human rights tribunals. Our services range from offering support with the implementation of policies, to staff training, to defending complaints.
Hiring and Firing
The part of our practice handling employment law could provide help to clients who wish create employment contracts between the company and the employee. Services include drafting and reviewing employment contracts and policy handbooks, advising on problems related to the accommodation of disabilities in the place of work, and handling litigation which can arise from employment termination.
Workers' Compensation and Occupational Health and Safety
Utilizing the Canada Labour Code and the Workers Compensation Act, our professionals are able to provide recommendation about the compliance with occupational safety and health regulations. Additionally, we could provide advice and assistance with WCB claims, prevention and assessment matters. If necessary, legal representation is offered before the Review Division, the Appeal Tribunal and before the courts in prosecution and judicial review matters. Experienced labour relations lawyers offer unionized clients with assistance resolving safety and health matters under collective agreements, like for example fitness to work, accommodation, impairment, and complaints of discriminatory action.
Clients rely on our suggestion concerning the subject of provincial and federal Employment Standards requirements. Included in these statutes are pregnancy and prenatal issues. Employers can be assured of knowledgeable representation in employment standards hearings. We are just a phone call away, offering you assistance with the statute interpretation and dispute resolution.
Our various business immigration services comprise suggestion about foreign worker entry requirements, assistance with work permits, and foreign workers in Canada authorization. We can offer suggestion about international treaties, like the North American Free Trade Agreement, and regulations facilitating the entry of foreign workers into Canada. We help clients seeking to obtain Permanent Resident status in Canada, and work together with employers in supporting these applications.
Pensions and Benefits
We have skill in the area of benefits and pension plans and the interpretation of federal and provincial pension legislation. Third party administrators, plan members, employers, and plan trustees of pension plans are amongst our clients.
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