Are you an employer with a workplace issue? We can help.

We know that workplace issues have become more complex for Canadian employers now faced with exponential advances in technology, an aging workforce, expanding generational gaps, and increasingly flexible work arrangements. Nelligan O’Brien Payne’s experienced employment lawyers can help you face these workplace challenges.You can take confidence in knowing that our lawyers are recognized as leaders in their field by the legal and human resource communities.

Our lawyers have extensive experience representing employers before tribunals and all levels of court in employment related disputes and litigation. We bring our insight to every workplace situation, finding solutions that work for you. Our services for employers include:

Employment Contracts
Employment contracts set out the relationship between employers and employees. We can review job offers and contracts to ensure they satisfy legal standards and meet business needs.

Notice of Termination and Severance
If you are an employer who is faced with dismissing an employee or a group of employees, we can help you navigate the termination process and determine notice and severance entitlements.

Wrongful, Constructive and Unjust Dismissal
We can provide you with advice on different types of dismissal, as well as what rights and remedies may be available to you.

Human Rights, Harassment and Discrimination
Our lawyers assist employers with human rights and workplace harassment issues. We advise on including accommodation, conducting workplace investigations, and responding to complaints.

Disability in the Workplace
We provide practical advice to employers who are working to create workplaces that more inclusive and accessible. We can also help with your duty to accommodate an employee returning from a medical leave.

We also advise regularly on employment standards; human resources policies; compensation and job classification; pensions and benefits; recruitment and hiring; workplace reorganizations; bankruptcy and insolvency; and workplace safety and insurance.

Resources for Employers

Our employment lawyers, consultants and staff provide employers with practical information and resources that will assist you in better understanding the law, and making informed decisions about your legal issues. We frequently speak at seminars and workshops for employers on a wide range of subjects related to employment law. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about the seminars and workshops we can offer you. You can also read and subscribe to our blog for employment law updates at, read our employment magazine, The Workplace Matters, or view our interesting and informative videos.

How can our employment lawyers help you?

Thank you for your interest in our employment law services. For more information about an employment law issue or to meet with one of our employment lawyers, please send us an email or call us at 613-238-8080, or toll-free at 833-892-3331. Our friendly staff will help you find the right employment lawyer to handle your matter.