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Punitive Damages: Rare But Not Unheard Of

By , January 2, 2019 10:00 am

As we have written before, an employer may generally terminate an employee for any good business reason as long as it provides the employee with adequate notice of termination (or pay in lieu of this notice). Failure to provide adequate notice results in a wrongful dismissal. However, if an employer has ‘just cause’ for the Continue Reading…

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…

What to do when you receive a release from your employer?

By , September 26, 2018 10:00 am

When an employee is terminated and offered a severance package, they are almost always asked to sign a release agreement in exchange. A release agreement, as the name suggests, releases the employer from liabilities for employment-related claims. Thus, after an employee has signed a release agreement, if they attempt to sue their employer later on, Continue Reading…

Secret Recordings at the Workplace (Part 2)

By , August 21, 2018 9:24 pm

Last week, I posted a blog about the advisability of recording conversations at the workplace. However, that’s not the only consideration to keep in mind given the advent of technology. I often receive calls from clients who suspect they are being monitored by their employers. One thing that is important to know is that secret Continue Reading…

Secretly Recording Your Boss: A Slippery Slope (Part 1)

By , August 10, 2018 11:36 am

Secret recordings at the workplace were at the forefront of the news last year, for example, Omarosa Manigault released surreptitious recordings she took during her stint at the White House. Even before this news broke, I have been asked by clients whether an employee can record a conversation with their supervisor without the supervisor’s knowledge. As Continue Reading…

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