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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

November 22, 2018

Bill 47 has Passed: Changes to Employment Standards Come into Effect on January 1, 2019

By Todd Weisberg and Mallory Adams

On November 21, 2018 Bill 47, the Make Ontario Open for Business Act (“Bill 47”), passed Third Reading and received Royal Assent. This ...

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October 29, 2018

Open Season on Ontario’s Employment & Labour Legislation

By Amelia Cooke and Mallory Adams

The Ontario government recently promised to repeal much of the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (“Bill 148”) and they are now deliverin...

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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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