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Who We Are

Our Exclusive Focus

Established in 1990, we are a team of experienced employment lawyers and legal administrative professionals providing expert legal services on a full range of workplace issues to employees, business owners, corporate counsel and human resource departments across 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 almost 30 years of providing workplace related legal services to thousands of clients, we have gained a thorough understanding of the underlying motivations, thought patterns, aims and strategies often at play in employment law matters. Relying on this expertise, we help our clients to develop insightful, comprehensive and practical strategies for winning cases as well as preventing and resolving workplace conflicts, regardless of which side we represent.

Avoiding and minimizing the effects of litigation is of utmost importance in the management of a successful workplace. We are dedicated to finding the best and most practical solutions to prevent and resolve employment-related disputes outside of the courtroom. Our approach of “prevention is the best strategy” helps us to achieve outcomes that:
Prevent Litigation
                                          Limit Liability
                                                                             Minimize Costs
                                                                                                                 Secure Optimal Entitlements
However, as employment litigation lawyers, we will also provide the highest level of employment law expertise while representing our clients in various levels of Court, boards and tribunals, including the Ontario Labour Relations Board and The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

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.

For a full list of the employment issues we handle, see Services.

Our History

The firm was founded by Ronald Minken who has been practicing law for over twenty-five years. Canadian HR Reporter has recognized Ron for many years as one of Canada’s top employment lawyers in its Canada’s Employment Lawyers Directory.

To learn more about our team, Our Team.

Our Mission

Many employers and employees are unaware of their rights and obligations until they find themselves in the midst of an employment dispute. Because employment disputes can be complex to evaluate objectively, we serve as strategic advisors to help clients achieve outcomes that:

  • prevent litigation
  • limit liability
  • save costs
  • secure the greatest entitlements

To learn more about our philosophy and approach to cases see The Minken Approach to Employment Law.

Call us or use our online form to book your consultation session today.

 

Greater Toronto Employment Lawyers