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Category: Departing Employees

How Important Are The Deadlines In Your Severance Package?

By , December 6, 2018 1:43 pm

You are terminated from your job and your employer offers you a severance package. They give you one week to sign the offer and ask that you sign a full and final release confirming that there will be no further payments. Are you obligated to sign and return the offer within a week? We often 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…

Are You Still Entitled to Employment Insurance If You Quit?

By , October 17, 2018 11:24 am

Under the Employment Insurance Act, both employers and employees are required to contribute to Employment Insurance (“EI”) premiums. The objective of  EI benefits is to provide temporary income support to unemployed workers while they search for new employment. It is well recognized that terminated employees are entitled to receive EI benefits. But what if an Continue Reading…

Reviewing a Severance Package: What to Expect from an Employment Lawyer

By , March 7, 2018 12:26 pm

You have just been terminated. You have been given a week or so to accept a severance package but you don’t know if it is fair. That is where we come in. We Tell You Whether Your Termination Package is Fair We only do employment law and we review 100s of severance packages each year. Continue Reading…

Lessons about Termination Clauses

By , February 14, 2018 1:29 pm

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 cases, Continue Reading…

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