Labour and employment laws protect both employers and employees. They establish crucial rules that everyone must follow. Labour and employment law have huge financial repercussions, among other consequences, for both employees and employers. Before making any decisions regarding labour and employment law issues, seek proper legal advice from Edmonton employment lawyers. Our lawyers at Kahane Law Office in Edmonton, Alberta offer a wide range of services to help you navigate labour and employment law. To set up an appointment today, call (780) 571-8463.
Employment Law: What is it?
Employment law deals with employers and their employee relationships, specifically in non-unionized situations. Legislated employment standards are the minimum rights that employees are entitled to and they are governed by provincial and federal governments. Common law and contracts, however, determine employment and employee rights. Common law employment laws are decisions made by judges that are binding. Usually, common law decisions give employees more rights than the basic ones given by employment-related legislation. Severance pay, for example, is often handled through common law.
Edmonton Employment Lawyers For Labour Law
Labour law also deals with employees and employers but it applies when a union is involved. There are two types of labour law: individual and collective. Individual labour law deals with employees’ rights in the workplace. However, employees’ rights are determined by collective bargaining agreements. Collective labour law deals with the relationship between a union, employer and employees.
Our Edmonton Employment Lawyers Help You Handle:
Our Edmonton Employment lawyers help protect you. Specifically, they assist clients with all matters related to employment. For example, we assist with:
Employee Issues in the Workplace
There are many types of employee-related workplace issues, including human rights claims, discrimination, short- and long-term disability claims, bullying, privacy matters and legislation, sexual harassment, provincial and federal employment standards, and constructive dismissal. An employer is wise to take proactive action when it comes to issues in the workplace, which is why our team offers employee and management training. Our experienced lawyers also offer custom seminars to meet your company’s employment-related needs.
Your company save time, money and headaches by giving new employees properly drafted contracts. Our lawyers can draft those contracts, as well as other employment-related contracts that will help your business run smoothly. We can help you with confidentiality agreements, employment contracts (review and drafting), employment policies (review and drafting), and non-solicitation and non-compete agreements.
We often help our clients figure out the correct amount to pay an employee who’s going to be let go. For example, along those lines, we provide expertise in handling: constructive dismissal actions; severance package reviews; employment insurance; Canada Pension Plan matters; executive compensation and termination issues; wrongful dismissal actions; and employee rights to pension and fringe benefits upon termination.
Labour law comes into play when unions are involved. Kahane Law lawyers provides assistance with collective agreement arbitration, collective bargaining, unionized workplace issues, labour relations board litigation, as well as labour grievances and arbitrations.
Occupational Health and Safety Employment Law
Workplace safety issues affect both employees and employers. They also have a significant impact on a company’s reputation, which is important considering this area of law is attracting more attention than ever. For example, at Kahane Law, we offer occupational health and safety prosecution defence, occupational health and safety training for employees and employers, and we can draft your occupational health and safety policies.
Edmonton Employment Lawyers For Litigation
Lastly, no matter the dispute between employees and employers, our skilled team is able to help. Our services include range from judicial review of administrative decisions to full litigation services for employers and employees.
Hiring Edmonton Employment Lawyers To Protect Your Rights
Whether you’re an employee or an employer, the labour and employment lawyers at Kahane Law Office in Edmonton, Alberta can help. (We’d never represent both sides of a matter, though!) It’s important to handle workplace issues right away, as they have significant effects on both employees and employers. We encourage you to seek legal advice before signing any documentsor dealing with employee issues.