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Working Notice: When working more than 9 to 5 makes it hard to find a way to make a living

By , November 19, 2018 10:00 am

Sometimes, rather than receiving a severance package, employees are provided “working notice” that their employment is coming to an end. In other words, your termination date is set to a fixed date in the future and you are expected to work throughout this period. While there is nothing inherently wrong with providing working notice, there Continue Reading…

Independent Contractor Owed Notice of Termination

By , November 1, 2017 10:01 am

One common misconception is that, unlike employees, independent contractors are not owed notice of termination. In one recent case from Ontario, an employer was forced to pay an independent contractor for notice because of the way the termination clause was drafted in the contract. Although the facts of this case are somewhat unique, there are Continue Reading…

Can an Employer Give Working Notice to Employees who are Incapable of Working?

By , August 9, 2017 10:00 am

When an employee is terminated, instead of providing pay in lieu of notice, the employer may ask the employee to continue working during the notice period. This is known as “working notice”. In general, an employee is legally obligated to comply with their employer’s request to continue working. However, a recent decision by the Ontario Continue Reading…

What kind of notice of termination am I entitled to if I have signed an employment contract?

By , July 17, 2017 9:10 am

What kind of notice of termination am I entitled to if I have signed an employment contract? The answer is it depends on several factors, including whether the contract contains a termination clause and whether that clause has been drafted properly. Many employment contracts contain a termination clause that limit employee’s right to notice of Continue Reading…

How much notice of resignation should I give my employer?

By , June 15, 2016 12:01 pm

Did you know that an employee is required to provide “reasonable” notice of resignation (unless you agree to a different notice period in an employment contract)? If you fail to do so, your former employer can sue you and a judge can order you to pay the employer damages. A recent Ontario Superior Court case examines Continue Reading…

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