Severance for Investment Advisors

Rights for Terminated Investment Advisors Investment advisors who are terminated without cause are entitled to notice as set out in their employment contract, or if there is no such contractual notice, to “reasonable” notice. “Severance” is the pay individuals get instead of notice. It is the money an ex-employee receives in place of continued paychecks …

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The Dangers of Threatening to Sue a Plaintiff for their Witness Testimony in Canada

Jonathan Denis, the former Justice Minister for the province of Alberta has been found guilty of criminal contempt of court after threatening to sue a plaintiff nearing the end of her testimony in a wrongful termination suit. Denis’ case was recently featured on CTV News.  During the trial, Denis sent a letter to Dr. Sauvageau …

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Notice of Termination Ontario – Know Your Rights

If you have been terminated in Ontario, you have rights and entitlements upon termination. Employers must provide a notice of termination or payment in lieu of notice. The time between receipt of notice and your effective termination date is commonly referred to as your notice period.  Your notice period will vary depending on your specific …

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Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) Canada – Know Your Rights

In Canada, a Performance Improvement Plan (also known as a “PIP”) may be issued to an employee when 1) an employer has concerns regarding the employee’s productivity, performance, or other employment or Human Resources (“HR”) matters, or 2) when an employer wants to recommend ways to help an employee improve. They can offer guidelines for …

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Canada Labour Code Laws for Breaks and Lunches – Know Your Rights

The Canada Labour Code requires that all federally regulated employees be granted one 30-minute meal break for every 5 consecutive hours of work. This means your employer can’t force you to eat at your desk or work through the break. If your employer requires you to be on call during your ‘break’ this is working …

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