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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

September 25, 2020

COVID-19 Period Extended: Relief From Deemed Termination Provisions, Emergency Leave Extended to January 2, 2021

By Mallory Adams and Kenji Nuhn

On September 3, 2020, the Ontario government enacted Ontario Regulation 492/20, extending the COVID-19 period under Ontario Regulation 228/20 (&ldq...

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June 03, 2020

WSIA Update: Bill 191 to Create Rebuttable Presumption that COVID-19 Positive Test Caused by Essential Workplace Exposure

By Brandin O'Connor and Domenica Moran

On May 19, 2020, Bill 191 – An Act to Amend the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 with respect to presumptions in connection with COVI...

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June 01, 2020

New Amendment to the Employment Standards Act Places Employees Temporarily Laid Off Due to COVID-19 on Emergency Leave and Relieves Employers of Deemed Termination Provisions

By Todd Weisberg and Domenica Moran

On May 29, 2020, Ontario Regulation 228/20 (“the Regulation”) was passed under the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”).  ...

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