McCarthy Tétrault Lawyers Author Cross Border — Navigating Canadian Employment Law Guidebook

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Toronto, September 20, 2012 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the publication of Cross Border: Navigating Canadian Employment Law Guidebook, with principal author Michael Ford, Q.C., and contributing authors Earl Phillips, Tina Giesbrecht, Brian Wasyliw, Donovan Plomp, Kate McNeill-Keller, Fazilah Hussain, Lisa Chamandy, Claire Ezzeddin and Jillian Humphreys. This useful resource discusses Canadian employment law for American attorney’s in-house counsel and human resources practitioners, while clarifying and outlining complexities and obligations.

Recognizing that few USA based clients have access to a straight-forward explanation of Canadian employment law, the authors have aimed to fill the void by describing the intricacies of Canadian workplace laws. Also clarified in the guide are the key differences between American and Canadian law.

The guide covers the following topics in this developing area of law, using a clear, understandable format:

  • Ten Key Differences Between Canadian and U.S. Employment Law
  • Employment Law Considerations When Operating a Business in Canada
  • Hiring Employees
  • Retaining and Managing Employees
  • Departing Employees
  • Remaining Union Free
  • Unique Aspects in Québec
  • Executive Employment North of the Border
  • HR Issues When Buying and Selling Your Canadian Business
  • Three Key Issues to Consider in Your Canadian Workplaces

Principal author Michael Ford, Q.C., is a partner in the firm’s Labour & Employment Group in Calgary. He has extensive human resource knowledge and counsels a wide range of clients on collective bargaining matters and employment law.

To obtain a copy of Cross Border: Navigating Canadian Employment Law Guidebook, please contact Jacques Rousse, Practice Group Head, McCarthy Tétrault, [email protected], 514-397-4103.

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres and in London, UK.

Built on a unique model of collaboration, the firm brings its legal talent, industry knowledge and practice experience, wherever needed, to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.