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Negotiating the severance package

In many dismissals without cause, the parties engage in extended negotiations regarding the severance package that the dismissed employee will receive. If negotiations fail, litigation may ensue. Where there is no enforceable termination clause in place, there is ambiguity regarding…

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Discipline for Off-Duty Conduct

In my latest Canadian HR Law blog post, I tackled the controversial issue of whether an individual can be disciplined or dismissed for what they do while off-duty. The original post can be found here, but an expanded version is…

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Common Termination Traps to Avoid

In my latest First Reference Talks blog post, I discuss common "termination traps" that employers routinely fall into, unwittingly exposing themselves to liability. Not surprisingly, many employees make the same mistakes when assessing their rights, and end up not getting what…

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