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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.

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November 24, 2015, Comments Off on Ontario Helps Vulnerable Workers to Collect Unpaid Wages

In order to better protect precarious and foreign workers, new changes have been made to Ontario’s employment laws.

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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.

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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Both short and long-term disability are common occurrences in the workplace. How long can such disability last, and at what point may a prolonged disability absence be considered a breach of the employment relationship?

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