About Lalande Employment Lawyers

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    Litigating since 2003

    Years and years of experience.

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    We Settle Cases.

    Settlements save everyone money.

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    We Try Cases

    Bench or Jury Trials – We will be ready.

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    Litigating since 2003

    Years and years of experience.

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    We Settle Cases.

    Settlements save everyone money.

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    We Try Cases

    Bench or Jury Trials – We will be ready.

Hamilton

Employment Lawyers

Helping Employers and Employees Province Wide

Lalande Employment Lawyers are dedicated to helping employers and employees with their employment and termination related issues. Our Hamilton Law firm serves both employees and employers throughout southern Ontario.

If you’ve been fired – we can help. It’s important to understand that in Ontario, the law surrounding the termination of an employees involves important consideration and obligation on the part of the employer.   Unless you have been terminated for “just cause” or your employment relationship is for a fixed term, the employer is obligated to provide you with reasonable notice of termination OR compensation in lieu of such notice.  When we speak of compensation, it’s important to understand that employers cannot contract out of the statutory minimum requirements under the Employment Standards Act.  You must be provided with the correct statutory notice, as well as statutory minimum severance and common law reasonable notice – which is potentially available to non-union employees in certain circumstances.

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Losing your job is difficult enough - not being paid the proper severance amount owed to you makes things worse. If you've lost your job - call us to make sure things are done right.

Matt Lalande

Matt Lalande

Trial Lawyer

Matt Lalande

Matt Lalande is a trial lawyer who has been practicing employment law in Hamilton since 2003. Whether your an employer or employee – Matt can help with termination issues.

Matt Lalande is a trial litigator in Hamilton who specializes in Employment Law and Complex Personal Injury Litigation.  Since 2003, Matt has been represented hundreds of employees who have been wrongfully dismissed from their jobs.  Matt has also represented many employers who have sought out termination related advice to trial representation.

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HAVE YOU LOST YOUR JOB?

If you are an employee that’s been terminated, it’s important that you have your termination package reviewed in order to ensure that enough severance has been paid to you on exit. Severance, in most situations, consists of termination pay, severance pay, statutory notice entitlements, and payment in lieu of notice. Remember, if you have been terminated without cause, your employer is obliged to provide you with notice or, payment in lieu of that notice. If you are not provided the appropriate notice, or notice pay, you will have a claim for wrongful dismissal.

We understand that in a climate of uncertainty, it’s difficult to figure out whether or not you’ve been paid the appropriate amount of severance pay – however  each case is ultimately dependent on its own facts. It’s important that you speak to experience employment counsel in order to properly establish that you have been paid the proper amounts owed to you, can advise you on the potential types of damages, can determine severance alternatives, and discuss relevant strategies and a variety of tax structuring with you.

 

ARE YOU AN EMPLOYER WITH EMPLOYMENT PROBLEM?

We understand that it’s never easy to terminate an employee, especially someone who has worked for your company for a significant amount of time. However, we can assist in structuring appropriate termination packages to determine the extent of an employer’s liability to an employee. Typically our lawyers like to meet with the employers, determine the potential liability with respect to the termination, and then consider how to structure and employees notice period.

It’s important that employers do things properly from the beginning and not influence an employee to consider an offer and sign an agreement on the spot without speaking to both an HR professional and an employment lawyer. It’s also important that when terminating an employee unfairly or in bad faith by being untruthful, misleading, or duly insensitive may lead to additional extra contractual damages.

CONTACT OUR EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS

We’re here to help.  Contact us confidentially at (289) 203-5991 or by filling in a contact form today.

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    Serving Terminated Employees Province Wide

    If you've been terminated we can help ensure that you are paid the appropriate amount of severance that is owed to you.

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    Serving Employers Province Wide

    Our Hamilton Employment Lawyers are able to help employers of all sizes - from small businesses to large corporations.

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    Contact us 24/7

    If you feel that you have been unfairly or wrongfully terminated, it’s vital that you act quickly to seek legal advice. Call us today.