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If you are a long-standing employee for a company in a senior position, your entitlements to a severance package on a without cause termination of employment may be substantial. Employers may include deadlines in their offers of severance, as a means of pressuring a terminated...

Clients call Goldstein Law Firm on a daily basis after being terminated from their employment. One of the common questions we receive from people is - if we do not accept the initial severance offer and alternatively enter into a negotiation or litigation against our...

As we have discussed previously in this blog, terminating an employee for just cause has been considered the 'capital punishment' of employment law. As such, the employee ought to have displayed misconduct so egregious to justify such a termination. The onus of proving just cause...

Employers will typically underpay your severance package, relative to your entitlements under the Employment Standards Act ("ESA") and common law in Ontario, as the employer hopes that a terminated employee will not seek legal advice to enforce their rights to a full severance package. If you...

Under the Employment Standards Act (ESA), employers are required to provide employees minimum entitlements upon the termination of employment, which includes but are not limited to the following: -Up to a maximum of 8 weeks of termination pay, calculated as one-week of termination pay per year...

As we have discussed in other blog postings, terminated employees are entitled to all forms of compensation for the duration of the reasonable notice period, including salary, bonuses, incentive compensation, stock options, RRSP contributions, employee benefits, and pension benefits. When an employee is terminated, the employer is...

When an employee is dismissed from their employment, the employer will often offer two (2) forms of severance payment - one lump sum payment representing all obligations to the dismissed employee; or a series of bi-weekly payments for a number of weeks.  There are a...

Employers have various obligations upon terminating an employee from employment, including but not limited to complying with the Employment Standards Act, 2000, S.O, 2000, c.41 in Ontario. If you have been terminated from your employment without cause, your employer is required to pay a minimum number of weeks...