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As an employment lawyer I am often called upon to determine the appropriate amount of reasonable notice of termination of employment without cause* in a non-unionized workplace.
In other words, whether my client is an employee or employer, he or she wants to know how long one has to pay an employee who is fired.
Firstly, let’s be clear about what reasonable notice is not:
With one important exception, discussed below, when dealing with workplaces under provincial, rather than federal, jurisdiction**, reasonable notice is not merely the provincial statutory minimum notice of termination (such as can be found in section 57 of Ontario’s Employment Standards Act)***. Many employers and employees, when faced with this issue, simply contact the provincial Ministry of Labour to learn about the statutory minimum, but they mistakenly end the inquiry there. Read more →
The following article also appears on the Canadian Lawyer Magazine website.
TO: Very Junior Associate
FROM: Senior Partner
RE: Oil v. Water – Mediation
There is a mediation scheduled for this case next week. I believe that it is either mandatory under the Rules of Civil Procedure or, in a moment of rare weakness, I reluctantly agreed to it. I would like you to attend at the mediation in my place. I’ll be golfing. Attached is the file comprised of ten banker’s boxes of documents for you to quickly review. Read more →