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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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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April 14, 2016, Comments Off on 40 Months’ of Long Term Disability Benefits Due to Negligent Misrepresentation by Employer

In Feldstein v. 364 Northern Development Corp., the British Columbia Supreme Court determined that an employer negligently represented the details of Long Term Disability benefits to a potential employee and awarded damages as a result.

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April 7, 2016, Comments Off on Termination during a Probationary Period

In Nagribianko. v. Select Wine Merchants Ltd., the Divisional Court found a former employee was unfairly awarded damages by the lower court after being let go during his probationary period.

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Notice Period

An employee who has been continuously employed for three months or more in an indefinite employment contract is statutorily entitled to a minimum amount of notice should the employer decide to end the employment contract. Employees in fixed term contracts are not statutorily entitled to notice.

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