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When is an employee not entitled to notice or compensation in lieu of notice?

There are several situations where reasonable notice or compensation in lieu of notice is not required, including where: The employee resigns or retires; The employee is dismissed for just cause;…

What should I do if my employer asks me to sign a release after terminating my employment?

Seek legal advice first. When terminating an employee’s employment, it is common for an employer to request that the employee sign a release of some kind. This will generally be…

What if I am not happy with the termination package being offered to me by my employer?

If your employment has been terminated by your employer and you are unhappy with the termination package being offered, do not sign any contracts, agreements, or packages without first consulting…

What is severance pay, and who is entitled to it?

Severance pay is an entitlement under the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) that is paid out over and above termination pay. Severance pay is reserved for specific situations, such as long-term…

How does mass termination of employment affect notice?

Notice of termination under employment standards legislation may be affected when a company or organization terminates the employment of fifty (50) or more employees within a four-week period, otherwise known…

What are the minimum notice periods for termination without cause in Ontario?

The amount of notice an employee is entitled to when terminated without cause in Ontario can be found in both the statutory law and the common law. There are minimum…

What is ‘reasonable notice’?

Reasonable notice describes what employees are entitled to at the time of the termination of their employment. The law states that, unless an employee has agreed in an employment contract…