Our team helps you solve employment law problems so that you can focus on running your business.
Building – and safeguarding – better workplaces
We work with businesses of all sizes, representing a wide variety of industries and workplace cultures. The ways in which we support employers are equally diverse, including (but not limited to):
- Advising on discipline, termination, and severance options
- Drafting employment, confidentiality, and non-competition agreements
- Implementing stock-option and other bonus or incentive plans
- Developing HR policies
- Advising on maintaining compliance with applicable legislation
- Defending against employee claims at all levels of court and administrative tribunals including human rights and Employment Standards matters
The Kent approach: focused on long-term relationships
At Kent, we work to cultivate long-term, collaborative relationships with our employer clients. We provide proactive legal advice to help you create and maintain a positive and productive workplace, increasing engagement and retention, and preventing costly litigation and other financial losses.
We value these relationships and believe that because of our extensive parallel experience acting for both employers and employees, we are uniquely equipped and situated to advise you on the best strategies to achieve your desired outcomes.
To learn more about how Kent Employment Law can support you and your business, explore the links below.
The employment contract is the foundational document for the relationship between employer and employee, covering topics such as compensation, benefits, job duties, termination, and severance entitlement. It is vitally important that an employer have an enforceable employment contract with each employee and there are many pitfalls that our experienced lawyers can help employers avoid.
Termination & severance
Because there are often so many moving parts to be managed – administrative, emotional, and financial – dismissing an employee can be one of the most challenging tasks an employer faces. Kent Employment Law can help employers manage such processes in a dignified manner that reduces friction and prevents unintended consequences.
Almost inevitably, there will be times when your business faces an employee-related crisis that requires objective outside investigation. Perhaps one of your workers has complained of bullying or harassment. Maybe you have reason to believe an employee has stolen company property or engaged in some other kind of serious misconduct. Whatever the issue, Kent’s experienced team can help unearth the facts with professionalism and discretion.
A new model
for workplace relationships
Enable a workplace culture that is transparent, cooperative, and respectful, and that allows both employer and employee to succeed and find meaning in their work, on an ongoing basis.
What to expect
What can you expect when first meeting with our team? The first step in the process is always an initial consultation. This introductory meeting, which will last about an hour, is a chance for you to tell us about your organization, its circumstances, and any pressing concerns you may have. It also presents an opportunity for you to ask questions about Kent Employment Law and to see if our firm is a good fit.
Frequently asked questions
The law is a complicated and often intimidating field, and common misconceptions often dissuade people and organizations from exercising their rights, taking preventive action, or otherwise protecting their own interests. Don’t be one of them. Have a look at our FAQs to learn more about the ins and outs of putting Kent Employment Law to work for you.
One way or another, employment law affects virtually all of us for most of our lives. Our resources library offers several tools to get you acquainted with some of the basic principles and practices that lead to better management of employee-employer relationships, including our own E-book, “An Introduction to Sustainable Employment™”.