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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

October 17, 2018

Cannabis is Now Legal: Is Your Workplace Ready?

By Brandin O'Connor and Mallory Adams

Overview The federal Cannabis Act comes into effect on October 17, 2018. As such, the recreational use of cannabis is now legal in Canada. What doe...

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August 10, 2018

Exercise Caution when Imposing Suspensions: Ontario Court of Appeal Declares Unpaid Suspension Amounted to Constructive Dismissal

By Hendrik Nieuwland and Domenica Moran

In Filice v Complex Services Inc, the Ontario Court of Appeal held that an unpaid suspension of an employee under investigation can constitute cons...

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August 10, 2018

Arbitrator Finds Employees Entitled to STD and LTD Benefits are Disentitled to Paid PEL Days

By Hendrik Nieuwland and Domenica Moran

Following Bill-148’s recent changes to job-protected Personal Emergency Leave (“PEL”) days in the Ontario Employment Standards Ac...

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