There are some people out there that can proudly boast “I have never been fired.” Unfortunately for many people this is not the case. Being terminated is a great cause of stress in many peoples’ lives. The fear of being terminated often weighs in the back of employees’ minds. We spend the majority of our…
In a 6 to 1 decision the Supreme Court of Canada struck down provisions preventing the RCMP from unionizing. The decision was released January 16th. The Court determined the exclusion of the RCMP from federal labour relations legislation was unconstitutional. The Court also determined that former regulations imposing an alternate labour relations regime on RCMP…
It’s just about Christmas time and there are plenty of festivities. If you are a business or corporation and are hosting a Christmas party for your employees there are potential liability issues which could dampen your Christmas spirit. The first case in Canada to apply host liability within the context of the work environment was…
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WHAT IS Employment Law?
Through years of practice, Pihl Law Corporation has developed an effective approach to dealing with employment and labour disputes by developing a program that provides our clients with ongoing advice and support to properly avoid legal problems and competently manage risks. Whether you operate a large production facility with hundreds of employees or own a small family business, we can provide effective legal solutions that address your individual needs.
We help our clients address important questions that unfortunately are often initially overlooked and that arise after a lawsuit has commenced, such as:
- Was sufficient notice of termination provided?
- Was reasonable severance offered?
- Was there just cause for the employee’s immediate termination?
- Were any actions contrary to employment standards or human rights legislation?
We represent clients in a broad range of industries including retail, construction, manufacturing, education, health, financial, mining, and transportation. We have experience in dealing with both unionized and non-unionized environments and can assist with grievance arbitration, allegations of unfair employment practices, employment contracts and agreements, severance issues, workplace policies, employment standards, and pension administration and management.