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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 21, 2020

Ontario Introduces New Law To Limit COVID-19 Legal Liability

By Hendrik Nieuwland and Mackenzie Anderson

On October 20, 2020, Bill 218, the Supporting Ontario’s Recovery Act, 2020, was carried through its first reading in the Legislative Assembly...

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October 20, 2020

Federal Government Intends to Extend the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

By Hendrik Nieuwland and Mackenzie Anderson

On October 14, 2020, the Department of Finance released a backgrounder detailing proposed amendments to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). T...

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October 15, 2020

Supreme Court Weighs in on Whether Employees are Entitled to their Bonus during Reasonable Notice Period

By Hendrik Nieuwland, Todd Weisberg and Kenji Nuhn

In a unanimous decision released on October 9, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed in Matthews v Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd. (“Matthe...

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