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Experience in the Workplace

Shields O'Donnell MacKillop LLP is a boutique management-side labour and employment law firm. Our lawyers are leaders in the field, assisting employers of all sizes, from small businesses to large corporations. We act for both non-union and unionized employers. The firm also represents senior management and executive employees in negotiating fair compensation and severance.

Our advantage comes from understanding your business and its needs.

SOM employs a proactive approach: we aim to reduce workplace litigation by advising management and human resources professionals on all aspects of workplace law. Our team provides practical advice on employment contracts, discipline and dismissals, labour relations and regulatory compliance, in order to reduce or avoid the costs of dispute resolution.

However, if litigation is required we have more than 100 years of collective experience in acting on behalf of clients in complex, high-stakes labour and employment litigation. Our advocacy skills are respected in the legal community and our professionals are committed to achieving results for our clients.

Recent Blogs

April 11, 2019

Bill 66 Has Passed: Director Approval no Longer Required for Overtime Agreements

By Todd Weisberg and Mallory Adams

On April 3, 2019, Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2019 (“Bill 66”) received Royal Assent and is now law. Bill 6...

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March 28, 2019

A Primer on the Mass Termination Provision in the Employment Standards Act

By Brandin O'Connor

Introduction In Ontario, provincially-regulated employers must provide enhanced statutory notice of termination (or pay in lieu thereof) when a sig...

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February 27, 2019

Companies With a Payroll of Less Than $2.5 Million in Ontario but More Than $2.5 Million Outside Ontario Take Note – OLRB Finds You Are Not a Severance Pay Employer

By Amelia Cooke and Mallory Adams

In a recent Ontario Labour Relations Board (“OLRB”) decision, Hawkes v Max Aicher (North America) Limited (“Hawkes”), the O...

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