Practice Area Definition
Employment Law governs the rights and obligations between individuals and their employers. The foundations of employment law arise from the common law in most provinces and the civil law of Québec. The main obligations of the employer are to provide work agreed to, pay the remuneration and provide a safe workplace. The employee must execute the work agreed to and be loyal to the employer. The practice of employment law generally involves the negotiation and drafting of individual employment contracts, advice with respect to the numerous aspects of the main obligations, the drafting of non-solicitation and non-competition clauses, golden parachute compensation plans and arbitration clauses. In addition, it involves litigation arising from the employment relationship, including unlawful or dismissal actions, as well as the application of provincial and federal related statutes such as Labour Standards, Human Rights and Health and Safety in the workplace.
Please note that the Directory has separate sections for LABOUR RELATIONS, WORKPLACE HUMAN RIGHTS, WORKERS' COMPENSATION and OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY.