Williams HR Law (“WHRL”) is a dynamic team of first-rate legal professionals and staff who provide customized labour and employment law services to employers of all sizes and in virtually all industries. We assist clients with all aspects of labour and employment law, including with wrongful dismissal and other employment-related litigation, human rights proceedings, attendance and disability management, accommodation, labour and employment law implications of mergers and acquisitions, employment agreements and policies, employment standards, grievance arbitrations, workplace investigations, labour board proceedings, collective bargaining, occupational health and safety, privacy and workplace safety and insurance matters, among others.
Our lawyers are personable, approachable and committed to maintaining an enjoyable work environment that fosters individuality, innovation and initiative. We provide full service legal solutions regarding employment relationships in both unionized and non-unionized environments.
Our approach is flexible, cost-effective and practical. We are strategic and proactive, with the ultimate objective of defusing workplace issues before they escalate. However, when our clients face litigation, we are strong advocates.
Before starting my summer student position at Williams HR Law, I hoped to learn generally about the kinds of work management side labour and employment lawyers performed for their clients. I had the opportunity to be involved in so many aspects of the practice that my summer experience was even more intriguing and robust than I hoped. Besides preparing legal memoranda and blog posts on many fascinating areas of the law, I had the opportunity to draft several types of correspondence, including medical letters, employment letters, and responses to opposing counsel. I was also asked to draft sections of pleadings, policies, and proposals presented to incoming clients. I was able to work closely on files with all the lawyers. In addition to being exposed to a variety of legal tasks, I received insightful, constructive feedback throughout the summer, which allowed me to continuously learn and improve. I also had the opportunity to learn outside of the office. I helped to prepare for and attended client meetings, a workplace investigation, a Small Claims Court settlement conference, a hearing before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, workshops for clients, and the annual Williams HR Law and Williams HR Consulting seminar. The welcoming atmosphere allowed me to participate fully in the practice and culture of the firm. The summer just flew by, and the experience I had was invaluable.
If you believe that WHRL is the place you would like to begin your legal career, you can submit an application by forwarding the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Applications for Summer 2020 are due by 12:00 pm on November 18, 2019.
Applications should be addressed to:
Williams HR Law Professional Corporation
11 Allstate Parkway, Suite 100
Markham, Ontario L3R 9T8
Applications are due by 12:00 pm on November 19, 2018. We will acknowledge receipt of your application by email.