Littler Global

Littler Global
Littler Global
Employment & Labour

Littler is the largest global employment and labour law practice devoted exclusively to representing management. With more than 1,300 attorneys in more than 75 offices, Littler serves as the single source solution provider to the global employer community. Through an integrated worldwide strategy, Littler brings together practitioners experienced in local and cross-border labour and employment matters to provide seamless client service across national boundaries.

Littler’s international offices span three continents – North America, South America and Europe – and include: Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom and Venezuela. The firm’s global capabilities also include a number of U.S.-based lawyers who are qualified practitioners in Australia, Brazil, China, the United Kingdom and South Africa, among other countries. Littler is experienced in handling multi-country labour and employment matters that span the globe and often work with leading attorneys in jurisdictions worldwide to provide clients with global legal services and a single point of contact.

With its collective knowledge and experience, it provides clients with comprehensive legal services covering the full range of workplace issues, including General Labour and Employment Advice, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Labour Relations, Compliance, Codes of Conduct, Workforce Management, Data Privacy, Employment and Transfer Agreements, Corporate Labour Governance, and Knowledge Management and Training.

Littler Global In The News
EVENT: Good-bye 2017, Hello 2018: the Canadian Legal Landscape is Changing

  Good-bye 2017, Hello 2018: The Canadian Legal Landscape is Changing Employers be prepared. Employment law in Canada is forever changing and 2017 ... Read more

New Ontario, Canada employment standards poster available

The Ontario Ministry of Labour has released a new employment standards poster (link below) to coincide with  new Bill 148 requirements , which took effect on January 1, 2018. ... Read more

Bill 148 is now the law in Ontario, Canada

Bill 148, the  Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 , which significantly amends Ontario labour and employment law, has received Royal Assent and is now law. Earlier in ... Read more

Littler Global's 2nd annual Canada Conference

  Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Registration: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Program: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch ... Read more

Ontario, Canada: employer sentenced to 30 days in prison for nonpayment of wages

The former owner of two defunct businesses has been sentenced to 30 days in prison for nonpayment of more than $125,000 in wages owed to 43 employees. The employer was convicted ... Read more

Canada: Ontario government's proposed legislation to "create fairer and better workplaces" includes $15 minimum wage and equal pay for part-time and full-time workers

On May 30, 2017, the Ontario government issued its response to a Final Report recently released by two Special Advisors as part of their Changing Workplaces Review. 1  This ... Read more

Canada: Ontario special advisers make 173 recommendations in their final report on the changing workplace

In May 2015, the Ontario government appointed two Special Advisers (Michael Mitchell and The Honourable John C. Murray) to review the modern-day workplace and to consider whether ... Read more

Second Annual Canada Conference: International Labour and Employment Law for Companies in Canada

Wednesday, November 1, 2017   Registration: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Program: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will ... Read more

Littler Global Guide - Canada - Q2 2017

Alberta: New Law Overhauls Most of Workplace Law New Legislation Enacted The new “Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act” substantially changes the  ... Read more

Employment Law Update 2017

Employment Law Update 2017 Littler has always been ahead of the curve in recognizing trends, predicting results, and providing practical, proactive ... Read more

Bill 148 amendments to Ontario’s employment standards and labour laws

By George Vassos This has been a roller coaster ride like no other for HR professionals. The ride started in May 2015 when the Ontario government appointed two special ... Read more

Canada: Ontario Superior Court of Justice finds against employee in negative job reference dispute

Background The plaintiff was employed by Stokes Economic Consulting from March 2011 until he was dismissed without cause in December 2013. The plaintiff requested that his ... Read more

Littler global guide - Canada - Q1 2017

Minimum Wage New Order or Decree The minimum wage in British Columbia will rise by 50 cents to $11.35 an hour in mid-September. The minimum wage was raised to $10.85 an ... Read more

A Littler webinar: addressing Ontario misclassification issues under Bill 148 and preparing for employment standards audits

  Addressing Ontario Misclassification Issues Under Bill 148 and Preparing for Employment Standards Audits Beginning this fall, it ... Read more

Littler LLP lawyers named ‘Leading Practitioners’ in 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

TORONTO (June 8, 2017) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labour law practice representing management, is pleased to announce that Toronto Partners Barry ... Read more

A Littler webinar: medical marijuana and high heels in the Canadian workplace

  Medical Marijuana and High Heels in the Canadian Workplace The Canadian federal government has announced that recreational ... Read more

Advancing human rights claims based on global supply chain activities: recent developments in California and Canada

Courts in California and Canada have emerged as testing grounds for advancing claims of forced labor in global supply chains.  The plaintiffs’ approach is to make ... Read more

Canada: Ontario Human Rights Commission releases policy statement on medical documentation and disability-related accommodation requests

On February 1, 2017, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (the “Commission”) released a new policy statement on medical documentation and disability-related ... Read more

Termination clause enforced: Oudin and the Supreme Court of Canada

In Canada, termination clauses in employment agreements are critical tools that allow an employer to avoid providing reasonable notice of termination under the common ... Read more

A Littler Event: important employment decisions for 2016 affecting the workplace

Employment law in Canada is forever changing and 2016 was no exception. All employers need to be prepared for 2017, and beyond. The panel will discuss important employment ... Read more

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