Category: Employment Standards

Changes to Parental Leave: What You Need to Know  

By , April 25, 2017 8:00 am

Background Congratulations, you’re planning a family! If you or your partner is pregnant, or you are thinking about becoming a parent, you are probably wondering what maternity leave, pregnancy leave and parental leave mean and how your employment may be affected. The Federal government has also proposed significant changes which may increase your rights. This article explores Continue Reading…

Five Reasons to Ask an Employment Lawyer to Review Your Severance Package

By , March 9, 2017 9:09 am

We have reviewed hundreds of severance packages on behalf of employees. Some of these packages are fair and some are really unfair. We can tell you whether we think your package is fair. And in many cases, we can help you negotiate a better severance package. To determine whether your severance package is fair we Continue Reading…

Is My Termination Clause Good?

By , March 6, 2017 9:34 am

A termination clause in an employment contract states how much notice of termination an employer is required to provide an employee. The employer can provide working notice of termination or pay instead of working notice, but almost all employers provide termination pay instead of working notice. A termination clause that is poorly written will not Continue Reading…

The Danger of Termination Clauses

By , January 31, 2017 9:09 am

As we have written about in the past, termination clauses limit employee rights. The difference in what an employee receives when terminated can vary significantly between a contract with a termination clause, and one without. See here to learn more. Despite the important role these clauses play, the law interpreting them continues to be in Continue Reading…

Can My Employer Terminate My Employment When I am on LTD?

By , November 11, 2016 2:03 pm

We often get calls from disabled employees, typically on LTD, who have been terminated about two years after starting a medical leave. It often means their health benefits, including prescription drugs, have been discontinued. They want to know if this is legal. This blog discusses this particular situation. Why this Situation Arises Typically, LTD policies Continue Reading…

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