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FACL Ontario Podcast: Impacts of COVID-19 with Lai King Hum20200515141641

FACL Ontario Podcast: Impacts of COVID-19 with Lai King Hum

Learn about the impacts of COVID-19 in the workplace with our very own Lai King Hum on the FACL Ontario Podcast - A podcast created by the F...
Home With Hum – CAWEE Marketplace Video20200512163947

Home With Hum – CAWEE Marketplace Video

Lai King Hum invites CAWEE members to discuss the COVID-19 environment in your workplace, how you can maintain health & safety standards...
6 legal questions on return to ‘new normal’20200506112134

6 legal questions on return to ‘new normal’

With millions of workers set to return to a “new normal” when it comes to work, many employers are asking questions about how that will look...
We’re All In This Together: What the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Means for Employers20200424000023

We’re All In This Together: What the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Means for Employers

In this unprecedented period of COVID-19, many employers are fighting an uphill battle against the dire economic situation. With so much unc...
Layoffs during financial difficulties can cause unnecessary risk20200312123515

Layoffs during financial difficulties can cause unnecessary risk

As noted by an RBC Report on Covid 19, the recent disruption of shipping grain and oil due to the CN rail strike, and  blockades and layoffs...
Foodora Couriers Can Legally Unionize: Here is What That Means for the Gig Economy Employers20200227185642

Foodora Couriers Can Legally Unionize: Here is What That Means for the Gig Economy Employers

Foodora Couriers Can Legally Unionize: Here is What That Means for the Gig Economy EmployersThe relationship between gig economy workers and...

Employment law is the expression of our shared values of prosperity, respect and equal opportunity.

Employment Law

We know that the fair exchange of work for pay is just one aspect of a vast body of law that seeks to ensure equity and safety in the workplace. Drafting employment contracts and compensation plans is detailed and important work, but today’s clients demand much more from their employment law counsel.

Human Rights

All aspects of the employer-employee relationship, from recruitment and hiring to day-to-day operations and dismissal or retirement, are governed by legislation that requires respect for human rights, equal opportunities, and freedom from discrimination and harassment.

Professional Regulation

Standards developed by regulatory bodies such as the College of Physicians and Surgeons or the Law Society of Ontario are industry specific and can vary widely. In regulatory matters involving complaints or discipline, we urge professionals to seek the counsel of qualified and experienced administrative and regulatory law practitioners.

Investigations & Mediation

In Toronto, mediation is a mandatory step in taking a claim made by an employer or employee to trial. But across Canada, some form of mediation is used to settle most employment or other legal disputes, with a very small percentage of cases ever going to trial.

Litigation

As litigators, we believe that a strong knowledge of the law and experience in resolving disputes goes a long way to reaching successful resolutions of our client’s cases. Though a very small percentage of cases ever go to trial, where a negotiated settlement is not possible, we represent plaintiffs and defendants through civil lawsuits, through all stages: pleadings, discovery, mediation, and through the pre-trial, to trial.