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Resignation

20th Nov 2017

There is a major financial difference between getting fired by your employer and choosing to resign.  Simply put, most employees who are fired are entitled to severance packages, while employees who resign are not entitled … Read More

10th Oct 2017

Employees owe their employers a notice period when intending to quit, just as an employer owes an employee notice when seeking to terminate an employee. This ensures each party has time to adjust to changes … Read More

4th Oct 2017

Question:  I work for a Bank as Project Manager. I was hired as a contractual employee on a fixed salary for two years ending in December. My employment letter states that a four-week notice is … Read More

28th Jun 2017

If an employee voluntarily leaves their employment without reason, this would result in disqualification from EI entitlements. There are certain circumstances, however, that an individual would be able to voluntarily leave their employment without forfeiting … Read More

23rd May 2017

Contracts- Implied Terms: It is not uncommon for terms of employment between workers and employers to be unwritten. Disputes between an employee and employer may arise over past verbally-agreed-upon terms, established unwritten practices, and more. … Read More

17th Apr 2017

For most employees, a non-solicitation clause should be all that is necessary if an employer is seeking to protect his/her business interests (clients) from employees who leave to a competitor. However, employers must be careful … Read More

28th Mar 2017

When an employee resigns there is usually clear actions that support their decision. This may include a written letter, a verbal statement, a notice period, information that the employee has found another position or is … Read More

22nd Mar 2017

When is a resignation a termination in disguise? Sometimes employers too easily confuse when an employee has voluntarily decided to leave. Whether through insincerity or neglect, this is one situation where employers may try to … Read More

23rd Nov 2016

It is well known that employers must give an employee ‘reasonable notice’ or pay in lieu upon termination when there is no just cause (i.e. the employee has not done anything wrong to be fired). … Read More

17th Aug 2015

QUESTION Forced retirement, to some employers is one viable way of making space for a new hire.  To other employers, insinuating and making comments about forced retirement can land them in a law suit.  It … Read More