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Barrister. Mediator. Arbitrator

Mike Coyle, Human Resources Consultant

Thanks for visiting our website. I hope you find it useful and informative. You will find information here about my background, credentials and professional services as well as some articles I have posted on a variety of topics. 

I am an experienced human resources professional and a labour and employment lawyer, based in Kentville, 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 can help with job evaluations and workforce planning, employment contracts, terminations, severance packages, non-competition and confidentiality (non-disclosure) agreements. I do collective bargaining (including first-contract bargaining), Labour Board matters, grievance arbitrations, union representation issues, Labour Standards Code matters, total rewards analysis, Human Rights issues and occupational health and safety  and WCB matters on the employer’s side.

I can provide you with a basic Employee Manual that is compliant with Nova Scotia law and tailor-made for your operation for a fixed fee. Or I can review your old policy manual and bring it up to date.

I do timely, thorough and confidential workplace incident investigations in all workplace settings on matters such as allegations of harassment, human rights violations, violence in the workplace and occupational health and safety.

I provide practical in-service training sessions to suit your organization’s needs on things like Respectful Workplaces, the Duty to Accommodate, Human Rights in the Workplace, Board Governance and Risk Management. 

I have extensive experience in employee and labour relations in the healthcare, environmental services, agricultural and municipal government sectors.

I am also available as a neutral mediator and arbitrator, in both labour and non-labour cases. 

Please feel free to send me a confidential inquiry  at michael@michaelcoyle.ca.    I am usually able to respond to confidential inquiries within 24 hours. Of course, your privacy is assured.

Best regards,

Michael Coyle