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.

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July 20, 2015, Comments Off on Alberta Raising the Minimum Wage October 1, 2015

Effective October 1, the Alberta government will increase the minimum wage from $10.20 per hour to $11.20 per hour.

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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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June 1, 2015, Comments Off on Court of Appeal for Ontario Upholds Joint and Several Liability and Pension Agreement Decision

In King v. Danbury Industrial, the Court determined that where there is a sufficient relationship among companies, the companies are to be regarded as one for the purpose of liability for wrongful terminations.

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May 26, 2015, Comments Off on Think Carefully Before Signing That Release!

In Born v. Regis Corporation, the Human Rights Tribunal determined that the Employee’s Application to the Tribunal pursuing a new claim could not proceed due to the fact that the employee had previously signed a full and final Release with respect to a wrongful dismissal claim.

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In Canada, laws governing employment issues exist on both a federal and provincial level. What are the differences between the two key pieces of legislation affecting the workplace?

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