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Employers: Double-check Your Termination Clauses

If you thought the termination clauses in your employment contracts were air-tight, think again. The unsettled field of employment law strikes again in the Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Waksdale v Swegon North America Inc.
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Will Economic Conditions under COVID-19 Affect Reasonable Notice Periods?

Can an employer offer a reduced severance package when they are in dire financial straits? What if it is the result of a global pandemic and its economic aftermath?
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Rule of Thumb for Notice Upon Termination? Don’t Count On It

If you are an employer or an employee, you have probably heard that the general rule of thumb when it comes to entitlement to notice upon termination is one month per year of service. Is that really true? What does the law have to say?
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When does hiring the “right person” for the job lead to potential discrimination?

When companies overlook an over-qualified visible minority for one that’s the “right fit", it can lead to potential discrimination.
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Employee’s Length of Service Not Interrupted by Creative Use of “New” Corporate Structures

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released a decision confirming that courts will not be fooled by different corporate structures when an employee has, in reality, been employed with the same employer for years.
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Not Every Breach of Contract is Cause for Dismissal

Not every breach of an employment contract permits an employer to terminate the contract and dismiss the employee without notice. That is particularly true where the breach relates, effectively, to performance.