Category: Employee Terminations

Terminating Senior Executives: The Nickels and Dimes Can Really Add Up

By , March 6, 2018 8:50 am

News Flash: An employer who does not specify in an employment contract how much an executive is entitled to receive when terminated can pay much more termination pay than expected. The Case UBS Securities Canada Inc. found out the hard way how the nickels and dimes can add up when it terminated the employment of Continue Reading…

Lessons about Termination Clauses

By , February 14, 2018 10:23 am

As we have written before, termination clauses may have a significant effect on how much money you receive if you are terminated. Many termination clauses attempt to limit the termination and severance pay an employee will receive. Throughout 2017, we saw several decisions from Ontario judges which decided termination clauses were not enforceable. In these Continue Reading…

Wal-Mart Employee Awarded $250,000 in Moral Damages and $500,000 in Punitive Damages

By , January 23, 2018 9:00 am

When deciding whether to settle a case, a lawyer assesses the risks and uncertainties inherent in the litigation process including the quantum of damages that a judge will likely order for each head of damages claimed. I call this litigation risk.   As I have written before, employees seldom claim only wrongful dismissal damages in an Continue Reading…

Employer Alert: Termination Clause UPHELD by Ontario’s Court of Appeal in Nemeth v. Hatch Ltd

By , January 12, 2018 2:20 pm

On Monday, Ontario’s Court of Appeal concluded in Nemeth v. Hatch Ltd., 2018 ONCA 7 that the following termination clause was legally enforceable and that the terminated employee who had been employed for 19 years was entitled to 19 weeks termination pay: The Termination Clause The Company’s policy with respect to termination is that employment Continue Reading…

Bill 148 – Summary of Changes to the Employment Standards Act and When Each Change is Implemented

By , December 4, 2017 2:24 pm

On November 22, 2017, the Ontario legislature passed the final version of Bill 148- the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act. Below is a summary of some of the provisions of the Act , their dates of implementation and their impact on employers and employees throughout Ontario. We offer a fixed fee service for employers who need Continue Reading…

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