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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

January 05, 2022

Ontario Moves to Modified Step 2 in Response to Omicron: Employees Required to Work Remotely Unless Nature of Work Requires Them to be On-Site

By Todd Weisberg and Jozef Hadlaw-Murray

On January 3, 2022, the Ontario government announced that due to the staggering COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates related to the Omicron...

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December 03, 2021

New Act Bans Non-Compete Clauses, Mandates the Creation of a Disconnecting from Work Policy

By Hendrik Nieuwland and Jozef Hadlaw-Murray

On December 2, 2021, the Ontario Government gave Royal Assent to the Working for Workers Act, 2021. The Act will result in several major employment...

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October 27, 2021

Federal Government Provides Guidance on What ROE Codes Employers Should Use for Employees Who Fail to Comply with COVID-19 Vaccination Policies

By Kenji Nuhn and Jozef Hadlaw-Murray

On October 15, 2021, the Employment and Social Development Canada (“ESDC”) department of the federal government provided guidance on ho...

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