Why Should an Employer Hire an Employment Lawyer?

Employment Law | January 28, 2022

Employment law is a complex field that is often divided into two sides: employees and employers. To ensure that everyone is treated fairly and receive what they are legally entitled to, it is crucial for both parties to understand the laws related to their position. If you are an employer, it can be difficult to ensure legal compliance for every element of your employment contracts, workplace policies, and termination processes. As experts in employment law, the team at Linley Welwood knows how beneficial employment lawyers can be for all types of businesses regardless of the size of their team. That is why we have compiled some information to help you understand why an employer should hire an employment lawyer.

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3 Reasons to Hire an Employment Lawyer for Your Company

Employment lawyers can offer expert advice and solutions for the following elements of your company:

1. Employment Contracts

Employment contracts are vital for all businesses as they contain information and clauses designed to protect both the employer and their employees. An employment contract can be used to set out key facets of your employees’ working relationship with the company and determine what they are entitled to upon termination. To ensure that your employment contracts contain all necessary information and do not contain any clauses that can be used against you in the future, consider hiring an employment lawyer to review them. Beyond the initial review and feedback, employment lawyers can be hired to periodically review your contracts to ensure that they comply with changes to legislation that you may not have been aware of.

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2. Changes to Your Business

Businesses constantly change, grow, and evolve by hiring new employees, changing their policies, and altering processes. Whether you are looking at merging with another company, changing the roles of multiple employees, or altering your workplace policies, you should always consult an employment lawyer first. Your employment lawyer will provide you with advice and guidance that is designed to help you complete these changes while minimizing impact on your employees wherever possible. This ensures that you can continue to grow without causing your team to become uneasy or unhappy with their roles.

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3. Employee Terminations

If a termination is not performed correctly, it can quickly become a major legal issue for your business. Before terminating an employee, it is crucial to consult with an employment lawyer to ensure that you have done everything you can to prevent an employee from successfully pursuing legal action against you. An employment lawyer will ensure that the employee is paid their full legal entitlements and anything else they may be owed to both honour the employment contract and help avoid future litigation.

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To learn more about the benefits of hiring an employment lawyer or to discuss the details of your business, get in touch with the team at Linley Welwood. We can be reached by phone at 604-850-6640 or through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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