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.

Ontario Ministry of Labour
May 12, 2015, Comments Off on Ontario Employment Standards Poster

May 1, 2015: Ontario employers are required to post the Employment Standards Poster, version 6.0, in the workplace where it will be clearly seen by employees.

Quebec Government
May 4, 2015, Comments Off on Quebec Minimum Wage Increased

Effective May 1, 2015, the general minimum wage rate in Quebec increased from $10.35 per hour to $10.55 per hour.

March 30, 2015, Comments Off on 26 Months Notice Awarded to Dependent Contractors

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s recent decision of Keenan v. Canac Kitchens demonstrates the entitlements that a dependent contractor may be entitled to upon termination of the working relationship.

Termination of Employment Notice and Gavel
March 3, 2015, Comments Off on Termination Clause Upheld – 2 years work, only 2 weeks wages!

In Shapka v. Interbase Consultants Ltd., the Court analyzed the termination clause contained in the employee’s contract of employment and determined that it was valid and enforceable.

Lay-Off -- Packed Boxes

What constitutes a work lay-off, how long can they last and which employers actually have the right to lay off their employees?

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  • Termination of Employment Notice and Gavel
  • Lay-Off -- Packed Boxes