As an employee, your work is often central to your identity. As an employer, you want to do the right thing, while minimizing any legal risk to your organization. You need an employment lawyer who understands both sides.

Individuals often come to our Employment Lawyers in shock, under stress and in poor health. We give them a base on which to move forward. It gives us tremendous satisfaction to help people at a time when they feel they have nowhere else to turn.

We also work with management, HR professionals and in-house counsel to strike the right balance between what is best, over the long term, for an organization and its people.

We understand that all anyone wants is to reach an agreeable outcome that allows them to move on as quickly and as painlessly as possible.

So doesn’t it only make sense to work with a team that understands both points of view?

Our Services:

Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP recently received the Top Listed Award from The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2017 edition, in Labour and Employment Law.

op Listed Award from The Best Lawyers in Canada

At Nelligan O’Brien Payne, we have this rare dual perspective. Our goal is a fair and reasonable settlement, built on the facts. We aren’t afraid to litigate if we believe it’s in our client’s best interests, but it’s not our first choice.

Clients tell us they value our counsel because of how we clarify their options. We understand that every situation is different. A cookie cutter has no place in our toolbox.

Our approach has built a strong practice that garners referral business on a daily basis from across Ontario. Our work with Crown corporations and other public sector organizations has taken us across the country.

Our roots are in Ottawa, but Toronto has become a growth market for us. Why? Because individuals and employers alike understand they can retain topnotch legal counsel without having to pay inflated fees.

Whatever your circumstances, we strive to match the right resources, at the right cost, with your needs, to develop and defend the outcome that is best for you.

Learn more about employment law from our lawyers

Our employment lawyers are committed to contributing to the legal profession and to the community at large. We frequently speak at seminars and workshops, and regularly publish articles, blog posts and videos on a wide range of subjects related to employment law. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in learning more about the seminars and workshops we offer. You can also explore our interesting and informative publications.

Come in and speak with us

Thank you for your interest in our employment law services. Our skilled employment lawyers represent employee and employer clients throughout Ontario and Quebec and across Canada. If you have any questions or would like more information about our services, or on a specific area of employment law, please contact us.