Your Work is Our Business

Minken Employment Lawyers is a specialty employment law boutique that provides expert legal services on a full range of workplace issues to employees, employers, law firms, corporate counsel and human resource departments in a variety of industries. Our specialized knowledge of the laws governing employment relationships, experience in dispute resolution and mediation allow us to bring a unique and valuable perspective to the table. Through over 25 years of experience, we have gained a thorough understanding of the underlying motivations, thought patterns, aims and strategies often at play in employment law matters. This expertise is one of the reasons we continue to develop insightful, comprehensive and practical strategies for winning client cases, regardless of which side we represent.

Some of our areas of expertise include providing guidance, advice and representation with respect to the Hiring Process (Employment Contracts, Executive Contracts and Agreements, Independent Contractor Agreements); Employment and Workplace Policies; Rights and Obligations of Employees and Employers; Employment Terminations (strategic advice regarding Terminations, Wrongful Dismissal, Constructive Dismissal, Cause Terminations, Temporary Lay-offs, creation and review of Severance Packages and structuring etc.); Human Rights in the Workplace; Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace; Employment Standards and other legislation compliance and more…

Greater Toronto Employment Lawyers

Minken Employment Lawyers

The modern workplace is not as simple as it used to be. Minken Employment Lawyers provides expert legal services on a full range of Canadian workplace issues. We’ve had over 25 years of experience helping employers and employees save costs, prevent litigation and secure rights and entitlements.

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Contract Refusal
August 16, 2016, Comments Off on Wrongful Dismissal Damages – Bonus Entitlement

In Paquette v TeraGo Networks Inc., 2016 ONCA 618, the dismissed employee and his former employer could not agree on a severance package. The employee brought a summary judgment motion to determine the period of reasonable notice and damages.

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Canadian court building
August 9, 2016, Comments Off on Termination for Cause – Very Much Alive – Court of Appeal

As demonstrated in the Court of Appeal’s decision in Fernandes v. Peel Education & Tutorial Services Ltd. (c.o.b. Mississauga Private School), despite there not being a history of misconduct, the seriousness of an employee’s actions can justify a termination for cause.

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Wrongful Dismissal Action
July 5, 2016, Comments Off on Employee Reinstated after More than a Decade away from Workplace

In the case of Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board v Fair, the Ontario Court of Appeal has now ruled on what has turned out to be a very expensive human resources mistake.

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Man Terminated
May 31, 2016, Comments Off on Fixed-Term Contracts and Termination Clauses

In Howard v. Benson Group, the Court of Appeal found the Employer liable for the balance of their Sales Development Manager’s five-year term contract, which Benson Group terminated, without alleging cause, after 23 months.

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Ontario Ministry of Labour
May 31, 2016, Comments Off on Fall Hazards Workplace Safety Blitz

From May 16 to July 15, 2016, the Ontario Ministry of Labour is conducting a safety blitz at workplaces throughout the province focusing on hazards that could lead to a worker falling down.

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