I am a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), and a retired labour and employment lawyer, based in Kings County, Nova Scotia. I offer ‘as-needed’ HR decision-support services to employers of all sizes in the public, private and non-profit sectors, anywhere in Nova Scotia.
I do timely, professional and confidential workplace incident investigations of allegations of harassment, human rights violations, violence in the workplace and occupational health and safety incidents.
As an HR management consultant, I work with employers on HR matters like job evaluations and workforce planning, disciplinary matters and severance arrangements. I can help with collective bargaining (including first-contract bargaining) and collective agreement administration, and I can answer questions about unions in the workplace, minimum employment standards and best practices in HR, total rewards (pay and benefits), workforce engagement, workplace harassment and discrimination, occupational health and safety and WCB matters. There is more detail about my services available under the HR Services tab.
I am available as a neutral mediator and arbitrator anywhere in Nova Scotia. There is more information about that, including fees, under the Private Dispute Resolution tab.
Employee Policy Manuals
I can provide your organization with an Employee Policy and Procedures Manual that is tailor-made for your operation and that will save you many headaches and money as your business grows. Or I can review your old policy manual and bring it up to date in keeping with current HR best practices.
I can provide practical in-service training sessions to suit your organization’s needs on things like Respectful Workplaces, Attendance Management and the Duty to Accommodate, Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination in the Workplace, Board Governance and Risk Management.
I have a good deal of experience in Human Resources matters in the healthcare, environmental services, agricultural and municipal government and small business sectors.
You can read more about my background under the Profile tab.
Please feel free to send me a confidential inquiry at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am usually able to respond, at least initially, to confidential inquiries within 24 hours. Of course, your privacy is assured.
Michael Coyle JD, CPHR