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Services For Employers

Having spent 18 years practising management-side labour and employment law at top-tier Bay Street firms, Lia is uniquely suited to deliver high quality legal services on a cost-effective basis.

Lia acts for a wide range of employers, from large U.S. and multi-national companies doing business in Canada, to small Canadian start-up companies, and non-profit organizations.

Lia also acts for a number of law firms. She is frequently retained by U.S. law firms, Canadian boutique firms, and Canadian law firms in other jurisdictions to provide employment law services in Ontario. She is also retained by law firms to conduct independent third party workplace investigations.

Lia provides practical advice and effective representation to employers in all manner of workplace issues. Her services include:

Effective Advocacy for Employers Before the Courts and Administrative Tribunals, including:

  • Wrongful Dismissal Litigation
  • Employment Standards Claims and Appeals
  • Claims and Complaints under the Canada Labour Code
  • Workplace Human Rights Complaints
  • Independent Contractor Status Disputes before CRA and other Administrative Tribunals
  • Workers’ Compensation Claims and Appeals

Strategic and Practical Advice for Employers in all Areas of Employment Law, including:

  • Employment Standards Act Compliance
  • Appropriate Classification of Independent Contractors
  • Hiring, Recruitment and Pre-employment Screening
  • Absenteeism
  • Discipline and Performance Management
  • Termination of Employment
  • Workforce Restructuring
  • Workplace Privacy Issues

Workplace Human Rights Advice and Representation, Including:

  • Workplace Discrimination
  • Harassment and Sexual Harassment
  • Accommodation of Disability and Return to Work Issues
  • Workplace Addiction Issues
  • Accommodation of Family Obligations

Drafting of Employment Agreements and Policies, including:

  • Executive Employment Agreements
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation and Confidentiality Agreements
  • Employee Handbooks and Workplace Policies
  • Executive Compensation Arrangements

Workplace Investigations

  • Investigation of harassment, discrimination and employee misconduct allegations