Milton Employment Lawyers

David Ertl Lawyer
David Ertl Lawyer
David Ertl Lawyer

Lost Your Job?  Need a Milton Employment Lawyer?

David Ertl is a highly experienced and knowledgeable employment lawyer with over 20 years of expertise in employment law. His practice spans across Ontario, and he is widely recognized as one of the top Milton employment lawyers.

David has a proven track record of successfully resolving thousands of employment matters including wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, terminations without cause, terminations with cause, layoffs, harassment, bullying, and discrimination.

He has effectively recovered millions in wrongfully withheld compensation for his clients, encompassing salary, commissions, bonuses, promised pay raises, health benefits, insurance benefits, shares, stock options, car allowances, and more.

Milton Employment Lawyers – We Serve Milton and the GTA

We represent clients throughout Ontario, including Milton and the GTA: 

TorontoMississaugaNewmarketRichmond HillMarkhamVaughan • AjaxWhitby • OshawaOakvilleClarington 

Some Things You Should Know About Ertl Lawyers

Free Consultation With Milton Employment Lawyers

We are happy to announce that Ertl Lawyers offers a free initial phone consultation with a legal professional.  Call us.  We will discuss your matter and provide you with an initial assessment, as well as your options, costs, and timing.  Please note that if you want us to review documents (such as an employment agreement, termination letter, non-solicitation agreement, etc. ) then we can provide this service for you for a reduced, fixed fee amount. We firmly believe that our consultation services set the industry standard.

Contingency Fees Available

Many of our clients ask about “contingency fees.” With a contingency fee, we charge a percentage of how much we improve your severance package.

However, in other cases, clients prefer a fixed/flat fee billing method.

In almost all cases, no upfront retainer is required. So, in other words, we are paid when you get paid.

Give us a call today to chat about your situation and which billing method you’d prefer. We’ll explain all the benefits of each option.

You Will Work With a Leading Milton Employment Lawyer – Not A Junior Lawyer

When you hire Ertl Lawyers, you get David Ertl. You won’t be handed off to a junior lawyer.

David is an experienced employment lawyer who has successfully negotiated thousands of severance packages and has a proven track record of taking matters to trial when necessary.

He has represented employees across various industries, including information technology, banking, financial services, manufacturing, transportation, education, insurance, entertainment, advertising/marketing, government, and medicine. David represents all employees, from C-suite executives to general labourers.

Having a recognized expert like David Ertl by your side in employment law matters is crucial. With David Ertl’s exceptional reputation as one of the leading Milton employment lawyers, you can be confident that you are in the right hands.


David Ertl Lawyer
David Ertl Lawyer
David Ertl Lawyer

What You Need To Know Right Now About Your Termination

1. Severance Offer “Deadline”

When you receive a severance offer, it often comes with a deadline to sign. Employers use this tactic to create pressure, hoping you’ll sign out of fear.

However, it’s important to note that deadlines typically don’t affect your entitlements. If you sign too quickly without seeking legal advice, you may be giving up a significant amount of severance pay. In most cases, employers are willing to provide additional time for you to review the severance package.

If you’re concerned about the deadline, it’s usually okay to ask for more time. Additionally, consider reaching out to a knowledgeable employment lawyer, such as David Ertl, for a free consultation.

2. Your Employment Contract Should Be Reviewed By Milton Employment Lawyers

If you’ve been let go from your job, your employment agreement may specify the severance pay you’re entitled to. Nevertheless, in certain circumstances, the agreement may not be legally binding, potentially entitling you to more compensation than stated. It’s crucial to seek guidance from an employment lawyer in Milton to fully understand your entitlements. Please reach out to us today if you need help.

3. Calculating Severance Pay

No law limits your severance entitlements to two weeks per year of employment. In Ontario, your severance pay is determined by various factors such as legislation, your employment agreement, and common law.

The main factors that determine common law severance pay are age, length of service, the type of job you had, and your employability.

You can try our severance pay calculator to estimate your potential severance pay.  Then, discuss your results with Milton employment lawyers, like Ertl Lawyers.

4. Limitation Periods

With few exceptions, a terminated employee has two years from termination to claim full severance pay from their employer.  If you have any questions, consult with a Milton employment lawyer.

5. The Ontario Ministry of Labour or Milton Employment Lawyers? 

Keep in mind that Ontario’s Ministry of Labour enforces only the minimum employment standards. If you are seeking minimum termination and severance pay under the Employment Standards Act, you would approach the Ministry of Labour. However, it’s important to note that the Ministry cannot assist you in obtaining your maximum entitlements under the common law.

Additionally, filing a complaint with Ontario’s Ministry of Labour for minimum severance pay and not withdrawing it within the specified timelines can result in being barred from initiating a civil claim.

When it comes to common law severance pay, it’s advisable to consult experienced employment lawyers in Milton. They can significantly enhance your chances of securing the severance package you rightfully deserve.

6. Terminations with “Just Cause”

If you were terminated for “just cause” and did not receive any severance pay, it is important to remember that this is only your employer’s argument. Employers must prove serious misconduct, such as theft, to deny severance pay for “just cause”. If you’re concerned about your rights, seek help.

Dave, you honestly rock! I am so happy I chose you as my lawyer.  You got me the settlement I was looking for while making the process as easy on me as possible, financially and emotionally.  I really do appreciate all you did for me. 


Severance Pay Calculator

Our severance pay calculator can give you an idea of how much your severance should be.

Free Employment Guides by Milton Employment Lawyers

Understanding Your Severance Package

6th edition This guide provides information on common severance pay issues, including:

✓ Responding to the employer “deadline”
✓ Key mistakes to avoid
✓ Lump sum vs. salary continuation
✓ “Short service” employees
✓ Employees 45 years and older

Help! I Have Been Fired With Cause

6th edition This guide provides information on “cause” terminations, including:

✓ What is cause?
✓ Why the employer is probably wrong!
✓ Factors that really matter
✓ Can I still get E.I.?
✓ Bad references

Constructive Dismissal

6th edition This guide provides information on constructive dismissal, including:

✓ 20 common “constructive dismissals”
✓ Whether you should resign
✓ What happens to my E.I. benefits?
✓ Layoffs!
✓ The “toxic” work environment

Workplace Discrimination and Harassment

6th edition This guide provides information on discrimination and harassment in the workplace, including:

✓ Types of discrimination
✓ Types of harassment
✓ Bill 168
✓ Remedies
✓ Tribunal vs. court

Milton Employment Lawyers: Videos

How Much Severance Am I Entitled To?

How Age Affects Severance Pay

Severance Pay if You’re Over 45

Milton Employment Lawyers: Blog Posts

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How Much Is Your Severance Pay?

Common law severance pay is different for everyone and depends on such things as your age, length of service, the type of job you had, and the number of available jobs in the marketplace.  Consult with Ertl Lawyers today to understand your rights and to make sure you don’t leave anything on the table.

Milton Employment Lawyers