Employer Services

Going beyond a fair exchange of work for pay

At Hum 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. Our clients depend on us as trusted advisers on all aspects of workplace law, recognizing that everything that happens and every interaction at work contributes to shaping the workplace culture.

Employment Law protects employers and employees. It facilitates and enhances productivity while supporting quality of life at work. It champions fairness and equity, and prohibits the abuse of power.

Small, medium-sized, and large businesses and non-profits trust Hum Law’s proactive and practical approach to risk management and regulatory compliance. In addition to drafting employment policies and contracts, we provide practical and effective legal guidance on matters relating to terminations, reorganizations and human rights, including discrimination and harassment.

Forces acting on the workplace are diverse and interconnected. We take a broad view of employment law that considers the corporate culture and every aspect of the employer-employee relationship. From job ads to recruitment and hiring through to day-to-day operations and termination or retirement, we have the expertise needed to guide the employer in building and maintaining a culture that promotes fairness, respect and productivity.

Services Include:

  • Mediation
  • Investigations
  • Developing, drafting and updating human resources policies
  • Hiring procedures and pre-employment negotiations
  • Drafting employment, service and independent contractor agreements
  • Employment law reviews and updates
  • Performance management and discipline
  • Absence, sick leave and disability claim management
  • Return to work and accommodation
  • Layoffs, terminations and re-organizations
  • Enforcing non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality covenants
  • Human rights violations, including discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment or bullying in the workplace
  • Privacy
  • Pay equity
  • Labour relations: management-side collective agreement bargaining and grievances
  • Employment standards compliance
  • Workplace investigations
  • Workplace transformations: maximizing productivity through improvements in process, policies and practices to promote mutual respect; and training and advice on workplace management in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act; harassment, discrimination and anti-violence legislation; and diversity practices.

Employee Services

Empowering you, the employee

At Hum Law, we are employment law experts and we review contracts and provide clear and actionable advice within 48 hours. That is our commitment to you. If you have recently been laid off and have questions about your rights, contact Hum Law to find out what your next steps should be.

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In addition to assisting companies and organizations in maximizing workplace equity and productivity, Hum Law provides advice and representation to employees in work-related negotiations or disputes.

Hum Law provides employees with objective, personalized and strategic advice. We listen carefully and apply our expertise to guide you through difficult circumstances. You can trust us to set out your options and provide realistic cost estimates on a course of action that will optimize outcomes in your favour.

Strong and strategic negotiations can often resolve difficult and complex disputes, but where litigation is the best option, you can rely on us to provide honest advice in your best interest – not ours.

Services Include:

  • Review of employment offers and pre-employment negotiations
  • Employee compensation (stock options, bonuses, deferred payments and additional incentives)
  • Human rights violations, including discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment or bullying in the workplace
  • Employment standards complaints (including maternity leave and overtime)
  • Managing return to work and accommodation
  • Workplace disputes
  • Review of severance packages
  • Wrongful dismissal and constructive dismissal claims
  • Representation in litigation
  • Breach of non-compete, non-solicitation or confidentiality objections