Category: Probationary Employees

How much Notice of Termination is a Probationary Employee Entitled to Receive?

By , April 26, 2016 9:00 am

I draft employment contracts for most of my employer clients. When doing so I always ask whether the employer wants to include a probationary period clause in the contract. A recent case highlights some of the issues that arise when there is a probationary clause in an employment contract. In this particular case, an employee who Continue Reading…

Employment Contracts: The Problem with Fixed-Term Employment Contracts

By , October 15, 2014 12:53 pm

I often get calls from an employer who has hired someone on short-term, fixed-term employment contract; that is, the person has been hired for 3 months, or 6 months, or a year. Sometimes the person has signed an employment contract, and sometimes she has not. In almost all cases, the employer would be in a Continue Reading…

A Summary of Our Recent Blogs on Developments in Ontario’s Employment Laws

By , July 28, 2014 12:26 pm

Employee terminations: Information you need to provide your lawyer before terminating an employee.  Do not terminate an employee before speaking with your employment lawyer. To find out why, click here. Frequently Asked Questions about Probationary Employees. Employers often make faulty assumptions about probationary employees. To find out the answers to five questions about these kinds Continue Reading…

Debunking the Myths about Probationary Employees

By , July 28, 2014 11:32 am

According to thelawdictionary.org the word probation means: “Determining if a candidate is suitable for a job before giving his full time creditation as a member of an organization.” Most employers believe that a probationary employee can be terminated at any time with no notice. Not true. To achieve this objective, the employer must clearly set Continue Reading…

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