Get a Fractional Law Officer for Your Organization


Access Employment Lawyers When You Need Them—At a Fraction of the Cost of In-House Counsel

Problematic situations with employees can lead to added headaches and less focus on your work. Don’t get caught unprepared! Let us be your legal counsel and help you develop and maintain an infrastructure that protects your organization.

Delaying your employment legal issues can result in increased costs and unnecessary complications and risks. Address these concerns proactively with our trusted support.

Chief Legal Officer (CLO) Program ™: accessible and trusted employment law and HR advice for businesses of all sizes.

Gain the peace of mind to focus on running and growing your business. Our dedicated Ontario employment lawyers assist with all employee-related legal issues, helping to reduce legal liability. Whether you need assistance occasionally or on a full-time basis, our CLO program provides you with an off-site legal counsel as part of your team, but for a fraction of the cost of maintaining in-house counsel.

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How will the CLO Program Benefit your Organization?

Getting straightforward, practical legal advice should be simple. Run your business with confidence by having us as your legal counsel. A Chief Legal Officer can assist with reducing the risks of litigation and ensure that your company’s documents and policies adhere to all relevant legislation, such as the Employment Standards Act, the Human Rights Code, and Ministry of Labour requirements. We help you deal complaints and compliance issues, providing comprehensive support to protect your business.

The Importance of Having Immediate Access to Legal Advice for Employment Issues

Having access to thorough and in-depth legal assistance gives you the peace of mind that you are covered. Legal issues are rarely black and white, and having a deep understanding of the external and internal factors affecting your organization can play a vital role in the advice provided. The convenience of having someone on standby to deal with issues is critical to getting quick resolutions. As such, having a dedicated fractional employment lawyer puts your mind at ease, knowing that your unique case is being considered in the legal advice you are receiving from your legal counsel.

What Can a Fractional Employment Lawyer Assist With?

A fractional CLO can assist with anything and everything relating to the workplace.

Hiring and Onboarding

  1. Employment Contract Drafting and Review
  2. Workplace Policy Drafting and Review
  3. Interview Training
  4. Onboarding Training and Support
  5. Job Duties Analysis

Terminations and Severance Packages

  1. Termination Package Drafting
  2. Formation of Internal Processes for Lawful Dismissals
  3. Determination of Appropriate Severance Packages

Performance Reviews and Management

  1. Warning Letters
  2. Final Warning Notices
  3. Human Rights Accommodation
  4. Performance Management
  5. Performance Improvement Plans
  6. Employment Performance Reviews
  7. Tailored Criteria for Raises Based on Performance

Employment Policy Compliance and Employee Handbooks

  1. Drafting and Updating Policy Handbooks
  2. Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy and Program
  3. Smoking and Vaping Policies
  4. Policy Handbook Forms

Human Rights and Disability Accommodation

  1. Drafting and Managing Accommodation Requests and Disability Policies
  2. Functional Abilities Form Review and Job Duty Application
  3. Identifying and Proactive Tackling of Exposure

Contract and Agreement Drafting and Reviews

  1. Drafting and Reviewing Contracts Tailored to Specific Industries and Positions
  2. Determining Options and Risks Associated with Specific Agreements
  3. Providing Advice on Strategy in Line with Business Needs.

How Does The fractional CLO Program Work?

The fractional Chief Legal Officer (CLO) Program is designed to provide you with accessible and reliable legal support without the high costs associated with in-house counsel. Here’s how it works:

  1. On-Demand Legal Support: You may encounter day-to-day issues that require quick legal advice, often needing only 10 minutes of consultation. Instead of risking liability by making decisions without legal guidance, the CLO Program ensures you have a dedicated lawyer ready to respond the same day.
  2. Year-Round Availability: With the CLO Program, you have the confidence that a lawyer is available to assist with any questions throughout the year. This continuous access means you don’t need to hesitate in seeking legal advice, thereby avoiding high legal fees and reducing the risk of making uninformed decisions.
  3. Tailored Advice for Your Business: Our program provides you with a legal professional who understands the specific needs and circumstances of your business. This personalized approach ensures that the advice you receive is relevant and effective in mitigating risks.

The CLO Program allows you to feel secure, knowing you have a lawyer on deck to help with any questions as they arise. This proactive approach prevents unnecessary liability and ensures you can seek legal advice whenever you need it.

We offer a variety of options to suit your organization’s needs. To find the best solution for your organization, contact us to discuss your specific requirements and how we can assist you.


Contact Achkar Law at [email protected] or call us at 1 (800) 771-7882 to learn more about
the fractional CLO program. 

Explore Our Fractional Employment Lawyer Program

Are you looking to enhance your organization’s legal capabilities without the overhead of a full-time hire? Achkar Law offers a tailored fractional employment lawyer program that can be customized to fit your organization’s specific needs. Book a free exploratory call today to discuss how our CLO Program can support your business’s unique requirements.