Serious insight for serious situations.

Serious insight for serious situations.

All’s Fair in Love and Employment: Using Lessons in Love to Help Terminated Employees

As Valentine’s Day approaches, our minds turn to love, romance and, most importantly, chocolate. For some people, Valentine’s Day is not such a happy time, as it reminds them of elusive or unrequited love. For terminated employees, heartbreak arises not from a lost love, but from a lost job. Like the jilted partner in a

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Clear Drafting: Essential to the Enforceability of Termination Clauses

When terminating an employee without just cause, an employer is required to provide the employee with reasonable notice of the termination or reasonable payment in lieu of such notice at common law.  The length of notice can be significantly less than the common law would require provided that the parties enter into an employment agreement

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What makes a severance negotiation successful?

I recently concluded a severance negotiation for a client.  It went very smoothly and efficiently, with my employee client satisfied with the result.  He avoided wrongful dismissal litigation, and, after a lengthy employment relationship with his employer, he managed to leave on good terms.  Not every negotiation ends this way.  I don’t think that the

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I’ve been fired, now what?

Whether you’ve been “let go”, “discharged”, “dismissed” or “permanently laid off”, the end result is that you’re facing the uncertainty accompanied with losing one’s job. Given that this is a difficult, and often emotional time for employees, many may not recognize their rights and obligations upon termination. In that regard, the following is a list

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