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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.

September 29, 2015, Comments Off on Manitoba Increasing the Minimum Wage October 1, 2015

The province of Manitoba will increase its minimum wage from $10.70 per hour to $11.00 per hour, making it the fourth highest in Canada.

September 3, 2015, Comments Off on Cause Termination Upheld due to Undisclosed Disability

In Bellehumeur v. Windsor Factory Supply Ltd., the Ontario Court of Appeal agreed with the Trial Judge that the Employer’s termination of the Employee for cause due to violent threats made by the Employee was justified.

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August 6, 2015, Comments Off on Employer Must Pay Notice to Employee Who Had Not Started Work Yet

The recent British Columbia Supreme Court decision in DeGagne v. Williams Lake (City) reminds us that an Employer’s obligation to provide notice of termination can begin prior to an Employee beginning to perform their employment duties.

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June 16, 2015, Comments Off on Termination Payment of “Salary” in Breach of ESA – Appeal Court

In Miller v. A.B.M. Canada, the Divisional Court of Ontario upheld a Superior Court of Justice decision to strike down the termination provision of an employment agreement because it did not include all the compensation the employee was entitled to during the notice period.

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A “termination package” often uses the terms “notice” and “severance” interchangeably. But these terms under Canadian employment law are technically distinct. What, then, is “severance” and how is it calculated?

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