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…

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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.

New Brunswick
February 9, 2016, Comments Off on New Brunswick to Increase the Minimum Wage April 1

Effective April 1, 2016, the New Brunswick government will increase its minimum wage from $10.30 per hour to $10.65 per hour.

January 5, 2016, Comments Off on Manitoba Introduces New Legislation for Paid Leave and Job Protection for Victims of Domestic Violence

The Manitoba government introduced new proposed changes to the Employment Standards Code to ensure that victims of domestic violence have job protection, financial security and time away from work to recover.

November 9, 2015, Comments Off on Reinstatement of Employee After Almost a Decade and Over $400,000 in Back Pay and Damages

In Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board v. Fair, the Divisional Court of Ontario upheld the 2012 and 2013 Tribunal decisions to reinstate an employee after almost a decade along with over $400,000 in back pay and damages.

Reading Contract
September 29, 2015, Comments Off on No Credit to Employee for Prior Service Where Agreement Signed and Payment Provided

Hall v. Quicksilver Resources Canada Inc. – British Columbia Court of Appeal held that despite the agreement with the former employer not referring to severance, the substance of the agreement and surrounding circumstances all suggested the payment to the employee was a form of severance payment.

Employer Harassing Employee

Harassment continues to be a hot topic in the contemporary workplace. What is it and how is it regulated?

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