Navigating The Legal Pitfalls Of Employment Law
Labour & Employment laws are crucial to both employees and employers. They protect by setting up the rules that everyone must follow. Kahane Law offers a variety of services in the area of labour law and employment law. Labour & employment law is an area of law that can have huge financial and other consequences for both employees and employers. It is vital to make any key decisions regarding labour & employment law issues with proper legal advice. For help in Edmonton, call (780) 571-8463 and in Calgary call (403) 225-8810.
What is Employment Law?
Employment Law is an area of the law that deals with the employer and its employee relationships. It involves non-unionized situations. The law surrounding employment issues is governed by provincial and federal employment standards legislation and also employment and employee rights determined by the common law and contracts. Legislated employment standards are the minimum rights that employees are entitled to. Common law employment laws are decisions made by judges that are binding. Usually it is the common law decisions that give employees more rights than the basic ones given by employment related legislation. This most often comes up in the issue of severance pay.
What is Labour Law?
Labour law is an area of law that deals with employees and employers in a union context. There are two areas of labour law. They can be collective or individual. Collective labour law deals with the relationship between a union, employer and employees. Similarly, individual labour law deals with employees’ rights in the workplace. Most important to note is that these rights are determined by collective bargaining agreements.
Areas Kahane Law Office Employment Lawyers Help With:
Each week, we receive calls from clients who require assistance in determining the proper amount payable when a company lets an employee go. Accordingly, we offer legal services for: Severance package reviews, Wrongful dismissal actions, Constructive dismissal actions, Executive compensation & termination issues, Employee rights to pension and fringe benefits upon termination, Employment insurance, Canada Pension Plan.
Agreements Dealing With Employment Law
Properly drafted contracts fend off problems before they even arise. Companies save time, money and headaches if they start new employees off on the right foot. Of course, other employment related contracts also help clients make sure their business continues to run smoothly. Employment contracts include: Employment contracts (review and drafting), Employment policies (review and drafting), confidentiality agreements, non-competition & non-solicitation agreements.
Employee Workplace Issues
A broad number of employee related workplace issues exist. These include, short and long term disability claims, Human rights claims & discrimination, Provincial and Federal employment standards, Sexual harassment, Constructive Dismissal, Workplace bullying, Privacy legislation, Privacy matters. Proactive action, when it comes to issues in the workplace, often is the best course of action for an employer. Our team offers employee and management training. Lastly, our team offers custom created seminars to meet your companies employment related requirements.
Employer Related Areas
This category includes a wide body of legal issues. For example, they include fiduciary obligations of executives & managers, Key employees and senior level employees, Reasonable Notice Assessments, just cause terminations & assessments, Employee rights connected to amalgamations, mergers and the sale of a business, Strategic planning and corporate structuring, Immigration, including LMOs and temporary foreign worker permits.
Occupational Health and Safety Employment Law
In recent years, this area of law sees more publicity than in the past. Work place safety issues affect employees and employers both directly and with respect to the reputation of the business. Our team offers, occupational health and safety training for employees and employers, Occupational health and safety policies, Occupational health and safety prosecution defence.
Employment Law Related Litigation
Our team of lawyers dealing with employment related issues are able to assist with all aspects of disputes between employees and employers. This includes everything from judicial review of administrative decisions to full litigation services for employers and employees.
Lastly, this area of law includes collective bargaining, Collective agreement arbitration, Labour relations board litigation, Unionized workplace issues, Labour grievances and arbitrations.
Getting Help with a Labour & Employment Law Lawyer
The Edmonton and Calgary labour & employment lawyers at Kahane Law Office help both employers and employees. Never in the same matter though! Issues related to the workplace often have significant impacts on both the the employer and the employee. We always recommend knowing your rights before signing any documentation or dealing with employee issues. Lastly, learn more about our employment law team here. Kahane Law Office features offices in both the Edmonotn and Calgary areas. For help in the Calgary area please call: (403) 225-8810. If the Edmonton office is easier for you, please call (780) 571-8463. If you prefer, feel free to email today to contact us.