There are myriad laws at both the federal and provincial level that govern the employer-employee relationship in Ottawa. Our employment lawyers in Ottawa can help.
If you are an employee who believes his or her rights have been violated, our employment lawyers are ready to assist. Likewise, if you are an employer who needs advice on any of a multitude of employment issues call Achkar Law at 1-800-771-7882 or email us at [email protected], for a consultation.
What We Do
Achkar Law’s employment lawyers in Ottawa conduct litigation as well as negotiations and obtain settlements for aggrieved employees on an individual basis. We also provide legal representation for businesses, large and small.
We represent employees in a range of different instances including:
- Sexual harassment lawsuits
- Racial, sexual, religious or other types of discrimination
- Wrongful termination suits
- Being denied wage and proper compensation, including tips and commissions
- Being denied overtime page
For executive employees, we review:
- Executive employment agreements
- Severance agreements and
- Benefits packages
We arbitrate labour disputes and litigate all employment law-related issues, including breaches in confidentiality clauses, non-compete agreements, among others.
We offer a full array of important employment-related legal services to businesses including but not limited to:
Workplace Policies – Having a set of effective workplace policies is not only good business, it helps avoid uncertainty with what your employees are supposed to do. An effective set of workplace policies can be of tremendous help when it comes to establishing workplace expectations and standards of behaviour as well as in establishing effective disciplinary procedures.
Employment Contracts – Employment contracts are sometimes treated as an afterthought by employers without realized the problematic nature of running a business without contracts. Employment contracts are used to establish vital aspects of your workers’ relationships with the company. And most importantly, they establish the entitlements of employees when they are terminated – which ideally, to employers, should be kept at a minimum.
Business Evolution Issues – In today’s fast-paced global business environment, static companies do not flourish and reach their potential. As such companies today often need to make changes to their relationship with their workers in order to facilitate the adaptations necessary to ensure survival.
Terminations – Botched terminations often come back to haunt employers and breed costly litigation. Consulting with an employment lawyer prior to termination is the best way to avoid creating a situation where an aggrieved employee takes to the courts. Achkar Law helps in minimizing issues, pushing otherwise arduous issues towards a quick resolution.
Regardless of the nature of your employment-related issue, Achkar Law can help. Employment lawyers in Ottawa are many, but you want a firm with the right experience and resources to help. We help employees defend their rights against unscrupulous employers and help business owners makes sure all employee interactions take place in a predictable manner conducive to the long term health of the business.
If you are a small or medium-sized company looking for full-service support, visit our CLO program page for our strategic solutions.