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    For Employees – Leslie has successfully achieved millions of dollars in compensation for her clients, and assists in helping her employee-clients gain financial relief and peace of mind during a time of need. Leslie helps clients with all employment issues arising before, during, at the end and after employment. Leslie is also skilled at creating or negotiating employment agreements and independent contractor agreements. Creating a road map with attention to the exit strategy, saves everyone a lot of money and heartache at the end of the relationship. Don’t take chances when you are entering employment. Have Leslie review your employment agreement, even if it can’t be changed. You will at least know what your signing and how it may affect you. See below for an extensive list of Leslie’s services as an Employment Lawyer.

    For Employers – As counsel to all types of employers, including many not-for-profit charities and churches, Leslie helps employers understand their rights and obligations in the Canadian non-union workplace. Leslie is also skilled at defending employers against claims from out-going employees. Using her mediation skills along with her many years of experience and knowledge, Leslie is able to extract companies from expensive litigation. Or if she is called in time, Leslie is able to guide a business through a situation so that litigation is avoided.  Always focusing on the business case as a guiding principle for how to deal with employee disputes, Leslie is keenly aware that no company should be wasting its time and energy fighting with former employees when focus is needed on the day to day of running a successful business.  Guiding your company with common sense with a view to being reasonable, is Leslie’s mandate.


    Employees – including general laborers, supervisors, general managers, district managers, vice presidents, presidents, owners, CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CIOs, etc. Any type of non-union employee can be a client.

    Employers – including government, industry, not-for-profit, NGOs, start-ups, small, medium, large businesses, family businesses, publicly-traded, privately held, etc.

     Christian workplaces (charities / churches) – a unique type of client, Leslie has a particular passion in helping Christian charities and churches with their personnel issues including sensitive workplace investigations with recommendations on the legal and spiritual issues.

    Leslie J. Smith
    Lawyer, Mediator, Author
    Phone: (905) 257-7714
    Email: leslie@lesliejsmithlaw.com
    Addresses: #105-1540 Cornwall Rd Oakville , Ontario , L6J 7W5 Canada