Employment Law for Federally governed Employers (i.e. First Nations, Airlines, Banks etc) - (705) 268-6492

Employment Lawyer for Federally Governed Employers

Federally regulated Employers have an obligation to comply with the Canada Labour Code. This imposes specific obligations on federally governed employers. Our firm can assist in ensuring that workplace/human resources policies comply with the mandatory minimum standards imposed by the Canada Labour Code, such as overtime pay, vacation time, statutory holidays and various leaves (maternity leave, sick leave, bereavement leave, compassionate care leave, parental leave, etc.).

Our experienced staff can also facilitate the hiring process of new employees from the job posting , the interview questions, the letter of offer etc.. Furthermore, we can draft employment contracts/letters of offer tailored to the particular needs of the Employer. This firm also offers HR/Human Resources Training/ Courses for Upper Management, both in person and on-line, to educate federally governed employers as it is a must to be aware of the legislation such as the Canada Labour Code and Canadian Human Rights Act, to avoid discriminatory hiring practices.

The firm of Suzanne Desrosiers Professional Corporation (Lawyers) regularly assists federally governed Employers such as First Nations during the discipline or dismissal process by ensuring progressive discipline measures are properly followed, and by drafting discipline or dismissal letters as required. We have the experience necessary to inform Employers on issues such as determining if just cause can be established, the risk of terminating an Employee without just cause, the risk of having to rehire a terminated Employee under the Canada Labour Code and the negotiation of the termination/severance pay commonly referred to as the severance package.

Federally governed Employers are any Employers that are typically doing business across boarders such as:

  • First Nations and their umbrella organizations such as an Education Authority, a Health Authority, a Power Corporation;
  • Airline Companies;
  • Bus/ Transport Companies that travel outside the province;
  • Shipping businesses;
  • Banks etc..

Communities we service:

Timmins, Cochrane, Kapuskasing, Kirkland Lake, Temiskaming Shores, Iroquois Falls, Gogama, Chapleau, Temagami First Nation, Mattagami First Nation, Wahgoshig First Nation, Constance Lake First Nation, Attawapiskat First Nation, Kashechewan First Nation, Fort Albany First Nation, Moose Cree First Nation, Taykwa Tagamou First Nation, Chapleau Cree First Nation and Missanabie First Nation, Brunswick House First Nation, Matachewan First Nation, Beaverhouse First Nation, Flying Post First Nation Temagami First Nation, all within the Province of Ontario.

SERVICES OFFERED FOR BOTH FEDERALLY AND PROVINCIALLY GOVERNED EMPLOYERS

We draft various types of Employment Contracts such as:

  • Fixed term contracts;
  • Indefinite contracts; and
  • Executive Contracts.

We also draft and revise Employment/ Human Resources Policy manuals:

  • To meet the minimum requirements of both the provincial and federal legislation;
  • Tailor the Employment/Human Resources policies to your specific organization.

We also regularly draft on behalf of employers:

  • Discipline letters; and
  • Termination letters;

We also provide guidance with all Human Resources type of disputes.

We also provide guidance of the type workplace investigation you should consider:

  • Conduct the workplace investigation yourself ; or
  • Sometimes it is preferable to seek the assistance of an investigator from outside of the organization to conduct the investigation
  • When a workplace investigation is conducted by a lawyer the solicitor client privilege is retained in anticipation of litigation which protects the Employer
  • Lastly, we offer education to Employers through workshops and HR/Human Resources Courses/Training and seminars

Communities we service:

Timmins, Cochrane, Kapuskasing, Kirkland Lake, Temiskaming Shores, Iroquois Falls, Gogama, Chapleau, Temagami First Nation, Mattagami First Nation, Wahgoshig First Nation, Constance Lake First Nation, Attawapiskat First Nation, Kashechewan First Nation, Fort Albany First Nation, Moose Cree First Nation, Taykwa Tagamou First Nation, Chapleau Cree First Nation and Missanabie First Nation, Brunswick House First Nation, Matachewan First Nation, Beaverhouse First Nation, Flying Post First Nation, all within the Province of Ontario

We are always pleased to serve other communities.