Employment Law and Business Law


We regularly act for EMPLOYERS in Employment law related matters from drafting their employment contracts, to reviewing and amending their employment policies, to drafting discipline letters and termination letters on their behalf.

One needs to be knowledgeable in Employment Law when selling a business as the vendor can be tagged with paying the termination pay and the severance pay of all its employees which can be costly. Also as a purchaser of a business, if you keep the existing employees, and when you want to terminate them for whatever reason other than with” Just Cause” be mindful that we will consider the years of employment with the prior owner as well as the years of employment after you purchased the business to calculate the termination pay and severance pay which can be costly.

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We also provide workplace investigations for JUST CAUSE terminations and Human Rights complaints and Employment Policy violations. In the alternative, we provide guidance to Employers in workplace investigations concerning in the steps to follow for an effective workplace Investigation.

Our firm offers in person and online HR training courses and development seminars to Employers in the area of Employment Law and Human Rights:

  • Employment Contracts
  • Effective steps before proceeding with a workplace termination
  • Human Rights sensitivity training
  • Understanding the Canada Labour Code
  • Harassment and Violence in the workplace
  • Progressive Discipline in the workplace
  • Workplace Investigations
  • Executive Director and Board relationship building (governance)
  • Other Employment Law Related training

For more information visit our SDLaw e-Learning & Training Centre and upcoming events in our SDLaw calendar.

The training can be custom made to fit the needs of your specific organization. Employment Law is closely related to business law when you wish to buy or sell a business. One needs to be knowledgeable in Employment Law. Failing to address this important issue can be the downfall of the business for both the vendor and the purchaser. If you are considering purchasing a business or selling your business, we can provide you with valuable advice before you even commence negotiations, since you are considering the purchase or sale of assets or shares. We also offer DEFENCE type of work to Employers where they are alleged to have wrongfully dismissed an Employee or have been alleged to have Constructively Dismissed an Employee.

Representing Employees in a Wrongful or a Constructive Dismissal Claim

Our firm also offers representation to Employees who have been wrongfully terminated, or who were forced to leave their Employment because the Employer has changed an important part of the terms of their employment agreement without the consent of the Employee. In such cases you may be considered to have been constructively dismissed and you may be entitled to a similar severance as if you were wrongfully dismissed.

Workplace Investigation Northern Ontario Calendar