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The success and reputation of your business or public sector organization depend a great deal on maintaining solid relations with the men and women of your workforce. With the proliferation of federal, provincial and common laws affecting employment issues, you need expert legal advice to avoid costly missteps.

McCarthy Tétrault helps you address employment issues before they become problems. We have some of the country’s top legal talents who are at the forefront of new developments in employment practices, policies and laws.

You can rely on McCarthy Tétrault for human resource strategies:

  • Our deep pool of talent lets us assemble a legal team with the right skill sets and experience for your requirements. 
  • We provide seamless service for your operations in multiple jurisdictions through our offices across the country.  
  • We respect your style. We understand that each organization has its own culture of employee relations.
  • We know your workplace. We have extensive experience in a wide range of industries. We know the needs of human resources professionals working for local, national and US-based or other foreign companies operating in Canada.
  • With the best knowledge-management system in Canada, we always provide up-to-date legal assistance that provides you with insights and saves you time and money.

We help you stay on top of the full spectrum of employment issues, including:

  • Executive employment. We help you draft employment contracts, compensation packages and termination agreements.
  • Managing the workplace. We help you proactively manage workplace relations, from investigating misconduct to dealing with workplace violence or taking disciplinary action.
  • Disability management. We help you structure wellness and attendance management programs. We advise you on disability management and on how to re-integrate your disabled employees back into the workplace.
  • Restrictive Covenants. We help you construct confidentiality, non-solicitation and, where appropriate, non-competition provisions and enforce them against transgressions by current or former employees.
  • Employment policies and practices. We help you develop your employment strategy, policies and practices. When that involves outsourcing or privatization, we can help with your planning and implementation. 
  • Employment standards. We advise you on your legal obligations and can represent you before employment standards tribunals.
  • Wrongful dismissal. We represent you prior to and through the civil litigation process, including in court.

Our labour and employment lawyers also have extensive experience in related workplace issues, such as human rights, pay equity, pensions and benefits, occupational health & safety and workplace safety and insurance.

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Cross-Border – Navigating Canadian Employment Law Guidebook

Cross-Border – Navigating Canadian Employment Law Guidebook

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