Practice Areas

Corporate  |  Commercial  |  Employment

Corporate & Commercial Law Services

PLG provides a full suite of solicitor-side corporate commercial legal services. Whether you are starting a new business or looking to grow or sell an existing business, hiring attentive and proactive counsel is vital to meeting the competitive demands of carrying on a business. At PLG, we take the time to learn about your business and seamlessly integrate innovative and cost-sensitive solutions to better help you meet your underlying business objectives, including:

  • Asset/Share Purchase Transactions
  • Business-to-Business Contracts
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Incorporations
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Corporate Bylaws
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Records
  • Corporate Reorganizations, Amalgamations, and Dissolutions
  • Employment Agreements
  • Franchisor/Franchisee Services
  • Goods & Services Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Partnership and Limited Partnership Agreements
  • Shareholder & Partnership Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements and other related Arrangements
  • Income Tax Act S. 85 Rollover and S. 86 Share Exchanges
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Employment Law Services

Employers

The management side of employment law at PLG provides services to small and medium size businesses. For today’s employers, managing a workforce requires complying with local labour and employment laws, staying abreast of rapid changes, and retaining top talent in one’s respective industry. We recognize that small and medium size businesses don’t always have the expertise nor the budget to obtain in-house counsel services. PLG serves to fill that market by providing value-driven strategies to both start-ups and developed businesses in managing their workplace.
PLG's Expertise for Employers Includes:
  • Employment Agreements
  • Executive Employment Agreements
  • Executive Compensation
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Duty to Accommodate and Undue Hardship
  • Human Rights Issues
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Just Cause Termination
  • Layoffs
  • Non-Solicitation and Non-Competition Agreements
  • Resignations
  • Severance Package Preparation
  • Termination Package Preparation
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Risk Mitigation

PLG emphasizes risk-mitigation strategies to help employers manage workplace changes and avoid costly mistakes. Our strategic advice offers employers with the policies and procedures to reduce risk and minimize post-employment obligations.

Proactive Planning

With the proper guidance and expertise, a majority of employment law issues can be avoided. PLG identifies potential issues before they occur, allowing businesses to focus their attention on what truly matters; their clients.

Remaining Ahead of the Curve

Ontario’s labour market, and the laws that govern it, are constantly changing. At PLG, we are at the forefront of emerging trends in employment law and are dedicated to keeping up to date on all major developments and issues that matter to our clients.

Employees

PLG is experienced in assisting our employee clients on myriad employment law issues. Most clients of PLG have received notice that their employment has been terminated and they are unsure as to how to proceed. While each case is unique, the vast majority of cases demonstrate that employers will provide employees far less severance than what they are actually owed. Employees, unless intimately familiar with the latest developments in the common law, are usually unaware of this and will leave money on the table.

PLG's Expertise for Employees Includes:
  • Constructive Dismissal
  • Employee and Employer Obligations
  • Duty to Accommodate and Undue Hardship
  • Fiduciary Obligations
  • Human Rights (Ontario Human Rights Code, RSO 1990, c. H. 19)
  • Non-Solicitation, Non-Competition, and Confidentiality Agreements
  • Notice Period and Pay in Lieu of Notice
  • Prohibited Grounds of Discrimination
  • Unjust Dismissal
  • Termination Pay and Severance
  • Termination for Cause
  • Workplace Harassment
  • Workplace Privacy
  • Wrongful Dismissal
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Pre-Employment Advice

The terms and conditions of Employment Agreements, including termination entitlements and restrictive covenants can have a significant impact on the employment relationship post-employment. Having experienced counsel review Employment Agreements ahead of time will ensure the terms and conditions are fully understood by the client, reducing the likelihood of surprises in the future and minimizing the potential for litigation.

Post-Employment Representation

In the event of termination without cause, employees will usually be offered some level of severance and often an additional week or two of the employee’s salary in exchange for a release. This amount is, more often than not, considerably less than what the employee is entitled to; and to the employee’s detriment, this tactic often works. PLG advises and represents employees relative to wrongful dismissals and the negotiation of severance packages, ensuring their rights are protected and employers are held accountable.

Results-Driven Approach

PLG takes a reasonable approach when negotiating with employers and opposing counsel. We recognize that every successful negotiation requires a sound strategy, fulsome preparation, and a steadfast resolve. This is our formula for success, and why our clients place their trust in PLG.

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