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Is Your Termination Clause Enforceable? Part 2

In our first installment I described the possible effect of well drafted termination clauses in employment contracts.  Where a termination clause is not properly drafted and fails to meet the minimum standard set in the Employment Standards Act, it will be unenforceable.  The following are some examples of termination clauses that BC courts have considered and found […]

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Is Your Termination Clause Enforceable? Part 1

Many employment contracts these days contain clauses that are commonly referred to as “termination clauses” (sometimes also called “fixed notice periods”, “defined notice periods”, “severance clauses”, etc).  A termination clause will usually define the exact amount of notice or severance pay that an employee will receive in the event of termination. Almost always, a […]

By |January 8th, 2016|Contracts, Contractual notice, Damages, Employment Law, Fundamental contract terms, Termination clause|Comments Off on Is Your Termination Clause Enforceable? Part 1|

Severance Pay vs. Reasonable Notice

What is Severance Pay?
Severance pay is a general term used for a payment that flows from the employer to the employee when the employment relationship is terminated without cause. Severance pay may equate to statutory notice or reasonable notice, but they are not the same thing. The range in severance pay goes from none […]

Small changes to complicated contracts…

… can have a big impact.
Employment contracts can be long, complicated documents which may confuse many employees. What you see isn’t necessarily what you get. Actions involving dismissal and breach of employment contract require a careful examination of not only the language in the employment contract, but the intention behind those words. The exact meaning of the […]

By |December 14th, 2012|Breach of contract, Contracts, Contractual notice, New contract, Wrongful dismissal|Comments Off on Small changes to complicated contracts…|