Startup Canada Podcast Ep.123: The golden rules for hiring and firing

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Knowing your rights as an employer is as crucial as knowing the implications of hiring and firing. With so many expert employment lawyers in Canada, there’s no reason you can’t protect yourself while hiring a team that excels.

“It’s very important to hire the right people.”

Malcolm MacKillop is a founding member and primary partner at Toronto’s Shields O’Donnell MacKillop LLP. He is a successful trial lawyer, a law professor, a professional speaker, and an author. MacKillop is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Civil Litigation, and has been ranked by Lexpert as one of the top Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. He was also awarded the Queen Elizabeth medal for philanthropy abroad by the Governor General of Canada.

In this week’s #StartupPodcast, host Rivers Corbett talks to MacKillop about the basics of hiring employees and building a positive and productive workforce for a small company, and including legal pitfalls to avoid.

The Startup Canada Podcast Show is a production of Startup Canada, a grassroots, entrepreneur-led movement to bring together, celebrate, and give a voice to Canada’s entrepreneurship community. On the podcast, award-winning entrepreneur host Rivers Corbett speaks with the movers and shakers of Canada’s entrepreneurship community to give a glimpse into the future of business, and share insights on everything from social innovation to the future of work, investing, and why we need to think bigger to take our businesses global. Join Rivers Corbett for new episodes every Tuesday airing at 10 AM ET for lessons, trends, and opportunities in entrepreneurship from Vancouver to Fredericton; and Israel to Peru.

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