Littler LLP

Littler LLP
Littler LLP
Employment & Labour

Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,500 attorneys in 80 offices worldwide. Littler represents management in all aspects of employment and labor law and serves as a single-source solution provider to the global employer community. Consistently recognized in the industry as a leading and innovative law practice, Littler has been litigating, mediating and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record for over 75 years. Littler Global is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing member entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms.

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, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, 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.

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Join Littler LLP for its 2019 Canada Conference

The premier labour and employment law conference returns to Toronto for its fourth annual single-day event.As part of Littler’s 2019 International Conference series ... Read more

Federally regulated employees can make unjust dismissal complaints even after signing releases and settlement agreements

By Rhonda Levy, Barry Kuretzky, Will McMillan The Federal Court of Canada recently confirmed in Bank of Montreal v. Li, 2018 FC 1298 CanLII (Bank of Montreal), that an employee’s signed release and settlement agreement ... Read more

What is an employee’s entitlement to incentive plan compensation during the notice period?

By Rhonda Levy, Monty Verlint In Manastersky v. Royal Bank of Canada, 2019 ONCA 609, the Ontario Court of Appeal (“OCA”) considered the important question of whether a terminated employee is ... Read more

Ontario, Canada may soon see regulations addressing temporary help agencies' liability for workplace injuries

By David J. Master In 2017, Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, significantly amended the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”), the Ontario Labour Relations Act, ... Read more

Mandatory policies, training and postings — are you in compliance?

By Rhonda Levy, George Vassos Employers with employees in Ontario often ask about legislative requirements under various employment statutes, including mandatory policies, training and postings under the ... Read more

Employers can’t require applicants to be permanently eligible to work

By Yusra Siddiquee, David Master In a recent decision still reverberating with Canadian employers, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) struck down an employer's practice of requiring job applicants to be ... Read more

Littler attorneys in Canada and Puerto Rico named to 2020 Best Lawyers™ list

(August 21, 2019) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, is pleased to announce that attorneys in its Canada and ... Read more

Highest court in Canada says substance, not form, will determine independent contractor or employee status

By Rhonda Levy, George Vassos A recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision considered whether a franchisee who entered into a franchise agreement with a franchisor was an employee or an independent ... Read more

Canada: Massive overhaul of the Canada Labour Code pending

By Rhonda Levy, George Vassos A massive overhaul of the Canada Labour Code (CLC) is pending, with significant amendments coming into force on September 1, 2019, just prior to the Canadian federal election in ... Read more

Littler Global Guide - Canada - Q2 2019

By Rhonda Levy, Monty Verlint Browse through brief employment and labor law updates from around the globe. Contact a Littler attorney for more information or view our global locations. VIEW ALL Q2 2019 GLOBAL ... Read more

Absent exceptional circumstances, 24 months is “high end” of reasonable notice award for certain managers & adverse unilateral changes to bonus plans must be communicated

Early this year, we wrote about Dawe v. Equitable Life Insurance Company , 2018 ONSC 3130, a case in which the Ontario Superior Court of Justice substantially ... Read more

Professional service employer’s use of different corporate structures in employment agreements does not negate uninterrupted service in the calculation of reasonable notice

A recent decision of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, Theberge-Lindsay v. 3385022 Canada Inc. (Kutcher Dentistry Professional Corporation) , 2019 ONCA 469 (“ ... Read more

Arbitrator reinstates nurse who misappropriated narcotics from patients for her own use and falsified records to cover it up

Earlier this year, a labour arbitrator rendered a decision in Regional Municipality of Waterloo (Sunnyside Home) v Ontario Nurse’s Association , 2019 CanLII 43 (ON ... Read more

Ontario, Canada: a tale of violence and harassment in the workplace and judicial sanctions for an employer that handled it poorly

As employment lawyers that represent management, we invariably counsel our clients that they must treat complaints of harassment in the workplace seriously, and take immediate ... Read more

Canada: how to manage unresponsive employees on leave

Canadian law clearly requires employers to accommodate employees with disabilities unless it causes an undue hardship. But how are employers to deal with employees on medical ... Read more