Protecting your interests
Employers work hard to grow their businesses and manage their organizations. Your many responsibilities include meeting the needs of your customers, remaining a leader in your field and managing your employees, in addition to personal and family obligations.
Given the busy demands on your time, we understand it is difficult for employers to fully know and stay current on your legal obligations. We help employers protect their interests and achieve their organizational goals in a way that is practical, forward-thinking and legally-compliant.
GETTING TO KNOW YOU
We believe in forming lasting relationships with the employers we serve. This begins from the moment you become our client. We want to know all about your business or organization: what you do, how you do it, what you value most, your short-term and long-term goals, and your specific needs. The better we know your business or organization, the more we can craft a customized approach that achieves your goals, helps protect you from future problems, and resolves current workplace disputes. We want to know you as well as if we were on your payroll.
As an employer, you expect all members of your team to be invested in the success of your business. You expect them to perform well in their roles, and to contribute to your growth through quality work and commitment. Think of us as a part of your team. Your success is our business.
We prefer taking a proactive approach to protecting your business or organization. Sound planning and smart strategies can fortify the foundation of your workplace before problems have a chance to occur. This helps maintain employee morale and high work productivity. It also reduces legal and financial costs in the long run. Planning to minimize issues before they arise is the ideal way to save money and headaches.
There are times, however, when you are not able to contact an employment lawyer until after problems arise at your workplace. In these cases, we respond quickly to minimize damage, and craft a strategy so you are able to avoid similar problems from occurring in the future.
We help employers with all of their workplace management needs at all stages of the employment process. Our services for employers involve advice and representation for a number of topics, including:
- Defending wrongful dismissal claims
- Employee termination and pre-termination strategy
- Drafting employment contracts
- Drafting workplace policies and handbooks
- Statutory compliance with employment standards
- Human rights and accommodation
- Disability management
- Health and safety
- Privacy compliance
- Workplace investigations
- Workplace training
- Strategic human resources support
- Performance management, including discipline and attendance
- Collective agreement advice and interpretation
- Arbitration and mediation