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Serious insight for serious situations.

Serious insight for serious situations.

There’s more to a severance package than the number of months

A terminated employee’s primary interest is usually the bottom line figure when negotiating a severance package.  With this goal in mind, the termination notice period is often viewed as the driving factor for how much compensation will be received (i.e. more months = bigger package).  However, this viewpoint may be overly simplistic as other factors

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“Draconian” Termination Provision Found Enforceable

With an introductory paragraph that reads like a soap opera, the recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Kielb v. National Money Mart Company quickly caught my attention. As summarized by Justice Akhtar, This case involves allegations of broken promises, ambiguous clauses and inequitable treatment and, at its heart, a contract that

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Happy Anniversary! An Employment Lawyer’s Perspective on Employment Anniversaries

On July 8, 2015, I celebrated my 2nd year anniversary of practicing law with my colleagues at Rubin Thomlinson. As a lawyer in my 18th year of practice, I have celebrated many anniversaries, however, this most recent one caused me to pause and think about the importance of anniversaries in the employment law realm. I

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Deaf Employee Awarded Over $100,000 in Damages after “Horrendous” Conduct by Employer

A decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice last week contains some of the most disturbing termination facts I have seen in some time. Quite simply, it is a case study on how not to treat an employee with a disability – or any employee for that matter – and how not to terminate

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