This blog discusses some updates on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, given COVID-19.
A recent case, Headley v. City of Toronto, 2019 ONSC 4496, shows that alleging just cause for termination for a long-service employee can be a risky and costly strategy.
Wrongful Dismissal Update: Ontario court reaffirms cap of 24 months reasonable notice unless exceptional circumstances exist
Unless there are exceptional circumstances, Ontario judges will not generally award more than 24 months notice period.
If your organization pays executives for performance and doesn’t want to pay an executive during the applicable notice period because they are not performing, consider having an employment lawyer review your plan first.
Are clauses that purport to waive an employee’s years of service for the purposes of severance/notice pay enforceable? It’s all important when your company is sold. Here is what to look for.
Employees with only a few years (or even months) of service tend to believe that they aren’t entitled to much notice or pay in lieu of notice upon termination.
Although 24 months was recognised as the informal ceiling for notice periods, in recent years judges have been willing to award longer notice periods.