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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.

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Recent Blogs

June 17, 2021

Ontario Employers Will Be Liable For Severance Payments If The Company’s Global Payroll Is $2.5 million Or More

By Hendrik Nieuwland and Nicole Jakobek

Under section 64 of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) an employee is qualified to receive severance pay if their employment is...

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June 10, 2021

Employees Temporarily Laid Off Under Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (IDEL) Not Constructively Dismissed at Common Law

By Todd Weisberg and Nicole Jakobek

As discussed previously on our blog here, on May 29, 2020, Ontario Regulation 228/20 (“the Regulation”) was passed under the Employment...

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May 13, 2021

Ontario Requires Paid Sick Leave

By Brandin O'Connor and Mackenzie Anderson

On April 29, 2021, the Government of Ontario introduced a paid sick leave plan through Bill 284, COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act. The Bill,...

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