How Do Bonuses Factor Into Payment In Lieu Of Notice?

For some people, bonuses make up a large part of their total income. However, unlike regular paychecks, bonuses are typically issued at irregular intervals. So…
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Does Impaired Driving While Off Duty Give an Assistant Fire Chief’s Employer Cause to Dismiss Him?

Access to an employer’s vehicle is a privilege that comes with a number of responsibilities, especially when one is allowed to drive the vehicle outside…
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Court of Appeal Rules Termination Clause Must Be Read In Whole

Typically, when people are terminated from their jobs without cause, they are entitled to notice or payment in lieu of notice. While the Employment Standards…
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Employer’s Termination Clause Covers All The Bases

Nobody is entitled to keep their job forever. That said, people who lose their jobs without cause are entitled to compensation in lieu of notice…
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Vague Termination Clause Leaves Employer On The Hook

Employment contracts can be tricky to write, and termination clauses can sometimes lead parties into litigation. A recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court of…
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The Word Of An Employee Against The Word Of An Employer Following An Event Leading To Termination

A breach of contract can lead to the termination of an employee. However, what if the employee says they are not to blame for an…
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Checking Your Privilege At the (HR Office’s) Door

Employers may often rely on the advice of their human resources department when making decisions regarding discipline and termination of employees. The Ontario Superior Court…
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What Happens To Your Bonus If You’re Fired Before It Is Paid Out?

People whose employment compensation includes bonuses often rely on the promise of a bonus when making financial or other life plans. But what happens when…
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How Clear Must A Contract Be When Providing Only The Minimum In Termination Provisions?

The Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) requires employers to provide, at minimum, two weeks of notice (or pay in lieu of) when an employee is…
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The Rights Of An Independent Contractor Upon Termination

In the context of work, individuals providing services to a company or organization are either employees (with rights and privileges afforded to them by legislation…
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