Employer Legal Services
Employer Services Include
Wrongful dismissal defence
Human rights complaint defence
Employment standards compliance and complaint defence
Termination advice and document drafting
Employment contract and policy handbook drafting/review
Disability and other workplace accommodation management
Client contact review
Drafting/reviewing independent contractor agreements
Construction liens and other remedies for unpaid work
Defence against Ministry of Labour charges
WSIB related litigation
Camenzuli Employer Legal Services has significant experience defending employers against claims for wrongful dismissal. Whether the appropriate response is litigation or strategic negotiation, our defence strategy is simple: protect your business while keeping your costs low. If your company is facing a claim for wrongful dismissal, we encourage you to contact us.
Human rights complaints are increasingly common and can tarnish an employer’s reputation. Camenzuli Employer Legal Services will tirelessly defend your company and its good name against any allegation of discrimination or sexual harassment so you can focus on growing your business. If your company has been accused of a human rights violation, please contact us.
Ensuring that you are providing your employees with the minimum standards as required by the Employment Standards Act can be challenging. Additionally, an employment standards complaint can lead to government investigation and intervention into all aspects of your business. Camenzuli Employer Legal Services has the expertise to ensure your company is meeting its obligations under the ESA and in the event of a complaint, we have the skill to provide you with the best defence.
To learn more about ESA compliance or if your company is facing an ESA complaint, contact us.
It is a reality that some of your employees may depart and start their own business or join a competitor. Camenzuli Employer Legal Services can help you ensure that former employees do not leave with your clients or unfairly compete against your company. If you are dealing with a former employee who has breached a non-competition or non-solicitation clause, contact us.
When a termination is not carried out properly, your company risks having to defend a claim for wrongful dismissal. Camenzuli Employer Legal Services has the expertise to assist you in making the decision to terminate an employee, to prepare documentation that limits your company’s liability, and to carry out the termination. Before you decide to terminate any employee, we encourage you to contact us contact us.
In Ontario, all employers are legally required to have certain written workplace policies. Camenzuli Employer Legal Services can ensure that your policies are legally compliant. We will work with you to create a customized handbook that responds to the industry in which you do business and that sets out the expectations you have for your employees.
Employers often overlook the significant protections contained in a properly worded employment contract. Regardless of whether your employees are new or have been working with you for years, having them sign an employment contract is similar to an insurance policy that protects your business from its employees.
To learn more about the benefits of employee policy handbooks and employment agreements, please contact us.
Substantial overtime costs will decrease any employer’s profit margin but refusing to pay your employees overtime can lead to an Employment Standards Act complaint. Camenzuli Workplace Law can assist you with implementing various strategies to manage your overtime costs. To learn more about minimizing your company’s overtime liabilities, contact us.
Employers have a legal requirement to accommodate employees who are disabled or have particular family obligations. Workplace accommodation is challenging and employers often miss the mark either making them vulnerable to a human rights complaint or causing them to waste time and money. Camenzuli Workplace Law can assist you with managing employees who require accommodation. If workplace accommodation becomes an issue for your business, we encourage you to contact us.
When allegations of misconduct between employees arise, such as bullying or sexual harassment, employers are legally required to investigate. Conducting an improper investigation or failing to investigate allegations of impropriety at all can result in significant liability for your business. Camenzuli Workplace Law will conduct a thorough and unbiased workplace investigation designed to meet your legal obligations and limit your liability. We urge you to contact us at the first sign of employee misconduct.
Ensuring that your business has the proper legal protections includes protecting your company from client liabilities. Camenzuli Workplace Law will work with you to ensure that all of your business interests are explicitly included in the contracts you provide to your clients ensuring your company is properly protected. To enquire about having us draft client contracts for your business or review existing contracts, please contact us.
In order to ensure a contractor is truly independent, employers must be able to prove that there is an arms-length relationship between the two. Often, that arms-length relationship does not exist and an “independent contractor” is really an employee that has the right to sue for wrongful dismissal. Camenzuli Workplace Law will draft or review your independent contractor agreements to ensure the proper protections are in place. If your business uses independent contractors, we encourage you to contact us.
If your company is in the construction business, you are aware that the risk of not being paid for completed work is real. If you find yourself trying to collect money that you are owed do not waste time pursuing empty promises. Camenzuli Workplace Law specializes in recovering money for construction contractors. If a company is refusing to pay, contact us immediately to learn about the options that are available to you.
Workplace accidents are an unfortunate reality for any employer. What is more, if your company is charged by the Ministry of Labour the penalties range from significant fines to incarceration. Camenzuli Workplace Law has a proven track record of defending employers charged with a variety of MOL charges. If one of your employees is involved in a workplace accident, we urge you to contact us immediately.
WSIB costs have the potential to substantially reduce an employer’s profit margins. However, sometimes the blame for a workplace injury can be shared between two or more companies and so can WSIB costs. In the event of a workplace injury involving any of your employees, Camenzuli Workplace Law will ensure you are not paying more than you should. To learn more, contact us.