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Employment Lawyers in Coquitlam

Workplace matters can be complex. Whether you are an employer or employee, our lawyers can provide strategic and effective advice in all matters relating to the workplace.

Employees

You may have just been offered a job and given an employment agreement to sign; perhaps you are experiencing a hostile workplace; or maybe you have been unfairly terminated by your employer. In these intense, life-altering situations, good legal advice can give you the tools you need to make the best decision possible. Our lawyers represent employees in all aspects of workplace relationships from employment agreements to pursuing fair compensation and severance when the employment relationship ends.

Workplace Issues: What you need to know as an Employee

Employees have rights both during employment and when terminated. At Spraggs Law, we are committed to providing our clients with advice that will allow them to achieve their career or personal goals. Whether a client wants advice on employment agreements, fair severance, or to know their rights when approaching their employer to maintain the employment relationship, we can provide legal support. Our lawyers help clients make an informed decision about their employment issues, and can help provide advice in the following situations:

Termination/Dismissal

  • Wrongful dismissal
  • Termination without cause
  • Termination with cause
  • Reasonable notice
  • Constructive Dismissal
  • Severance negotiations

Human Rights

  • Harassment and Bullying
  • Maternity Leave Rights
  • Discrimination
  • Accommodation

Employment Agreements

  • Employment Contracts
  • Non-Competition Clauses

Employers

Our lawyers provide practical and strategic advice to employers based on their business needs. We work diligently to ensure we fully understand our clients’ workplace and the issues affecting them.

Our clients rely on us for guidance on numerous aspects of workplace law. We provide advice on issues from hiring practices, company policies and procedures, compliance with employment and human rights legislation and retention of employees to termination, severance and if needed dispute resolution and litigation.

Workplace Issues: What you need to know as an Employer

We provide advice to employers on issues relating to:

Employment Agreements

Having a clear employment agreement in place is imperative in the employer/employee relationship to ensure clarity of employment terms during employment and upon termination. We can assist with:

  • Negotiating and drafting offers of employment
  • Employment contracts
  • Independent Contractor and Consulting agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Non-competition and non-solicitation agreements

Workplace Investigations

At times, a conflict may arise that will require a workplace investigation. We have both the legal and HR expertise needed to complete a thorough and independent investigation on allegations relating to:

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Bullying
  • Breaches of Privacy
  • Human Rights violations
  • Other inappropriate conduct

Employment Standards Compliance

The employment laws in British Columbia can be difficult to navigate, we work with clients to ensure their policies and procedures adhere to the Employment Standards Act, including:

  • Hours of work
  • Overtime
  • Leave of Absences
  • Vacation
  • Notice
  • Termination
  • Severance

Terminations

No matter the reason, terminating an employee can be a stressful event. The BC Employment Standards Act sets out the minimum requirements for notice and compensation when you are terminating an employee, we can assist with:

  • Wrongful dismissal
  • Termination without cause
  • Termination with cause
  • Reasonable notice
  • Constructive Dismissal
  • Severance negotiations

Workplace Policies and Procedures

Our lawyers work with clients to ensure their workplace policies and procedures comply with BC Employment Standards, WorksafeBC legislation and BC Human Rights Code, including:

  • Employee conduct
  • Job performance
  • Duty to accommodate
  • Health and Safety
  • Harassment and Anti-bullying policies
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Compliance with privacy laws
  • Social media use
  • Drugs and alcohol

 

HR Consulting

Do you require assistance with your HR needs? If so, our HR consultant can act as your HR department or enhance your current HR practices. In today’s uncertain, highly competitive and constantly evolving environment, it is important that businesses focus their attention and resources on their core business functions. For some organizations, developing in-house HR capabilities for all their human resource needs may not be efficient or cost effective. Our HR Consulting practice works with business owners to provide customized HR solutions to help increase efficiencies. To learn more, visit our HR Consulting page.

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Why choose a Spraggs Law employment lawyer in Coquitlam?

We win when our client win. At Spraggs Law, we strive to achieve the best results possible for our clients. We listen to our clients’ needs and craft a legal strategy to help achieve their goals.

We understand the financial constraints that many individuals with employment difficulties face, including a reduced income after being terminated. That’s why we craft a fee arrangement and service plan that will meet the needs of each individual client.

If you have a problem at work, Spraggs Law can help. Contact us now to explore your legal options.

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