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Category: Employment Contract

Should you sign that Offer Letter?

By , September 13, 2017 4:04 pm

Have you been asked to sign back a written offer of employment, or sign an employment contract? This offer letter or employment contract has likely been drafted by the company’s lawyer and it likely takes away some of your rights. There is no such thing as a standard offer letter or employment contract. Some companies Continue Reading…

Do I Have to Accept a Demotion if My Job is Eliminated?

By , April 28, 2017 8:59 am

When an employee is terminated, the employee is required to minimize lost income by seeking alternative employment. What happens if your former employer offers to give you another job but at a reduced salary? Are you required to accept this demotion? This situation was recently considered by the Ontario Court of Appeal The Case: Fillmore Continue Reading…

Another Termination Clause Bites the Dust

By , April 19, 2017 9:13 am

You may have signed an offer of employment or an employment contract before you started it work. If so, it could have a termination clause. Many termination clauses attempt to limit how much termination pay an employee will receive. As we have written before, if the termination clause is poorly drafted, the judge will not Continue Reading…

Is Failing to Pay a $329K bonus Constructive Dismissal?

By , March 24, 2017 9:09 am

In a recent decision, Chapman v. GPM Investment Management, the Court of Appeal for Ontario (ONCA) said no. Facts In this case, the employee’s contract provided for a bonus to be calculated on the company’s pre-tax income. Prior to the employee starting his position, the employer, GPM, purchased some land as an investment.  GPM made Continue Reading…

Why having An Employment Lawyer Review An Employment Offer is a Good Idea

By , March 10, 2017 3:00 pm

We have reviewed hundreds of employment contracts (or a written employment offer) on behalf of employees. In our experience, a written job offer (or employment contracts) will almost always take away some of your legal rights. As we have written before, the date you sign the contract is important. Depending on how it is written Continue Reading…

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