Personal Emergency Leave in Ontario

Prior to January 1st, 2018, employers with 50 or more employees were obligated to provide employees with ten unpaid “Personal Emergency” days. Bill 148 eliminated the 50 employee threshold, and introduced a new requirement that the first two days of the ten-day entitlement be paid.
Types Of Severance Pay When Terminating Employment

What’s in a Name? Exploring the Different Kinds of “Severance”

In Ontario, an employee’s termination or separation package can be made up of many different types of payments, including: statutory notice and/or Termination Pay, Severance Pay, and common law reasonable notice and/or pay in lieu of notice. All of these forms of compensation relating to dismissal are separate and distinct concepts. In this article, we will explain each one and the differences between them.
Termination Clauses In Employment Contracts

Do it right or don’t do it at all

The Court of Appeal of Ontario revisits termination clauses Over the last few years, we have seen a lot of see-sawing in the courts when it comes to the enforceability of termination clauses in employment agreements. In some recent cases,…