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I am a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), and a retired 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.
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 I can answer questions about unions in the workplace, minimum employment standards and best practices in HR, total rewards (pay and benefits), workforce engagement, harassment and discrimination, occupational health and safety and WCB matters.
I can provide your organization with an Employee Policy and Procedures Manual that is tailor-made for your operation and that will save you 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 practises.
I do timely, thorough and confidential workplace incident investigations in all workplace settings for matters such as allegations of harassment, human rights violations, violence in the workplace and occupational health and safety incidents and near-misses.
I can 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 a good deal of experience in Human Resources matters in the healthcare, environmental services, agricultural and municipal government sectors.
You can read more about my background under the Profile tab. More detail about my services is found under the HR Services tab.
I am also available as a neutral mediator and arbitrator. There is more information about that, including fees, under the Private Dispute Resolution 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