At MacLeod, Montigny + MacLean, we can help with your legal needs throughout the life span of your workers’ employment. We regularly advise a variety of employers on hiring practices that comply with human rights and draft employment contracts that protect your interests while in statutory compliance with employment standards, labour relations and other applicable workplace legislation. We also offer training for managers and supervisors on their legal obligations surrounding the performance of their duties.
We can help you manage your workplace litigation risk by providing audits of your policies and practices, advising in duty to accommodate cases, conducting workplace investigations, and assisting with necessary employee terminations
If you manage a unionized workplace, we can help with your legal needs. From advice during union drives and representation before labour boards in union certification applications to negotiating first collective agreements and bargaining subsequent contracts, we have the experience helping employers protect their ability to manage their businesses. Many of our clients also call on us to assist with contract interpretation and administration, including grievance handling and, when necessary, representation at arbitrations or even judicial review. We also offer training for managers and supervisors on their legal and contractual obligations in the performance of their duties.
We can help health organizations with their needs, whether it be risk management, professional practice or administrative law. Our services include policy and practice audits to minimize legal liability and optimize compliance with statutory, regulatory and accreditation frameworks. We provide regular updates on issues of relevance to the health sector employers and conduct workplace assessments using both traditional qualitative interviews or a quantitative quality of worklife benchmarking student. Our clients also call on us to lead workplace investigations and advise on appropriate responses to gaps in the system. We also provide collaborative practice dispute resolution services for matters that can be resolved without adversarial litigation, saving employers time and money.
We provide education organizations, whether private, public, primary, secondary or post-secondary, with their workplace and administrative law needs. We provide spokesperson services and bargaining support for a variety of education sector negotiations, from faculty and teaching staff to campus security and physical plant operations. We offer training for managers and supervisors on their legal and contractual obligations in the performance of their duties and can help you manage your workplace litigation risk by providing audits of your policies and practices, advising in duty to accommodate cases, conducting harassment or other workplace investigations. We also provide advice to governance boards on structural and process matters, and support organizations with student and academic appeals, senate procedures, tenure disputes, harassment complaints, and other administrative law support.
Alternative Workplace Resolutions
At MacLeod, Montigny + MacLean, we want what’s best for our clients. Sometimes that means using non-traditional models for resolving issues: models that avoid an automatic default to adversarial litigation; models that are designed to preserve working relationships by focusing on interests rather than rights. We have extensive experience in mediation-arbitration, interest-based bargaining, and negotiating using creative problem-solving. We also see a growing need for interdisciplinary accommodation teams for complex accommodation cases, as well as an opportunity for the collaborative practice model, a key vehicle typically used in family law, to be used more extensively in workplace settings. We love to innovate and look forward to helping you solve your problems in the way that works best for you.