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Employment lawyers have special expertise in the laws governing labour and employment issues in Canada. They can work on behalf of companies or workers. They are duly licensed to practice law in their province, and will stay up-to-date on the latest legal changes and developments in their field. They can provide clients with advice and representation in any legal matter involving the employment relationship, from labour and wage issues to wrongful dismissals, from severance packages to non-competition clauses, and much more.

How an Employment Lawyer Can Help You

Employment lawyers frequently handle matters involving alleged discrimination against or wrongful dismissal of an employee based on illegal considerations such as an employee’s race, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability. Most employees may be terminated for any reason, as long as it is not an illegal reason such as discrimination. A wrongful dismissal lawyer will be able to assess the particular facts of a situation and determine whether there may be a human rights violation at issue. Your lawyer can help you handle this and other types of disputes; negotiation or mediation may help the employer and employee reach an out-of-court settlement. When cases are not settled, legal counsel can help pursue an employee’s rights in court, or can defend an employer against such allegations.

A lawyer can also help an employer be proactive in putting in place systems, policies, employee handbooks, practices, and agreements that can help prevent legal problems before they arise. Employment lawyers can advise employers on issues such as setting wages and compensation, planning for employee terminations, and even allegedly unsafe work environments. The lawyer can investigate the current situation and make recommendations to mitigate legal risks.

Likewise, a lawyer can advise either an employer or an employee with regard to employment contracts, offer letters, termination or separation agreements, or non-competition agreements. Before the parties finalize an agreement, a lawyer can draft or review a proposed agreement to make sure that it protects the interests of the employee or the employer. During or at the end of an employment relationship, a lawyer can advise the parties about their obligations under the terms of the contract, and try to avoid breaches before they happen. Should a dispute arise about the contract, your lawyer can fight to protect your rights. Contractual disputes are a common source of employment litigation, so seeking legal advice early can save time, expense, and stress later.

Morrison Reist Krauss LLP: Employment Advice You Can Rely On

Morrison Reist Krauss LLP is committed to helping employers and employees in the Kitchener – Waterloo area deal with legal challenges involving employment law. Melanie Reist has more than 25 years of legal experience, and she applies her formidable skills and expertise to obtain the best possible results for every client. She understands that every workplace is unique, and strives to find solutions that make sense for each client’s unique needs. She has founded her legal practice on a combination of skill, compassion, and dedication, and the result has been a solid track record of successful cases across all areas of employment law. Melanie Reist may be reached at 279 Queen St South, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1W4, or by calling (866) 878-9125.