DID YOU KNOW?
Calling a lawyer before you terminate an employee can result in significant savings.
All new employees should sign an employment contract.
A health & safety violation can result in a fine up to $ 500 000
You should to take a sexual harassment complaint very seriously and you should investigate it
Some employee policies are required by law.
Most non-competition agreements are not enforceable against departing employees
In some cases, the Canadian Revenue Agency orders employers to pay payroll taxes for independent contractors
We are extremely pleased with the advice and representation we have received from the MacLeod Law Firm and consider this firm to be a strong business partner. – Catherine Lang, Vice President, Human Resources, Manchu Wok (Canada) Inc.
Doug MacLeod of the MacLeod Law Firm handles all of Strathallen Capital Corporation’s employment law advice across Canada. This partnership has greatly assisted Strathallen during its growth stages and has ensured that our business has exceptional policies and procedures to rely on. We are grateful to have an industry leader to turn to in times of need. His calm and practical approach has resulted in limited exposure to Strathallen concerning employee claims which has resulted in low cost solutions to legal claims. The use of his services comes with my highest recommendation. Laetitia Pacaud, Chief Operating Officer of Strathallen Capital Corporation
Doug MacLeod of the MacLeod law Firm has provided RDP Associates Inc. (RDP) with considerable employment advice and representation including: preparing employment contracts; preparing, commenting and revising human resource policies including a discrimination free workplace policy, and a workplace harassment and violence policy; advising on employees who are on sick leave; preparing severance packages; advising on employee terminations; defending RDP in connection with employment actions; dealing with other lawyers on behalf of RDP; and advising on RDP’s obligations under OHSA including Bill 168. In all cases and for all facets of our work with Doug, we have found him to be knowledgeable, helpful and always available when we required his services (many times at a moment’s notice). Brian Cookson, President of RDP Associates Inc.
Doug has been a key advisor to Innovative Automation for the past 6 years. He focuses on providing sound professional advice in a refreshing manner that addresses ways to minimize our legal costs. Through the many free seminars offered in Barrie over recent months, he’s shared his ideas on how we can easily make changes in our business processes that will have long-lasting effects. These interactive seminars were highly informative with topics that proved relevant for many of us in the groups. Kim Marshall, Innovative Automation Inc.