In McGuinty v. 1845035 Ontario Inc., 2019 ONSC 4108, Justice Gordon awarded $1,274,174.83 in damages to an employee who had been constructively dismissed. The employee was employed pursuant to a ten-year, fixed-term employment contract
Continue Reading Pre-nups are to marriage as termination clauses are to employment: you need to consider the end at the beginning

In Krishnamoorthy v. Olympus Canada Inc., 2017 ONCA 873, the Ontario Court of Appeal (“ONCA”) overturned the motion for summary judgment and confirmed that the purchaser of a business’ assets (as opposed to a
Continue Reading How considerate of you to offer! No obligation to offer employment on the same terms after an asset purchase

At a time when employees are regularly presented with contracts containing end dates upon their hiring, distinguishing between fixed term and indeterminate contracts is of particular relevance and importance for employers in Quebec. Many employers
Continue Reading The fine line between fixed term and indeterminate employment contracts in Quebec

The recent Alberta Court of Appeal decision Styles v Alberta Investment Management Corporation has highlighted the inherent right of an employer to terminate employment without cause on reasonable notice or payment in lieu thereof. This
Continue Reading Clear contractual language prevails in court decision on incentive payout upon termination

When an employee’s employment is terminated without cause, in the absence of an enforceable termination provision in an employment agreement, the employee will be entitled to reasonable notice of termination of employment at common law.
Continue Reading Employee’s “unilateral life plans” are not relevant to reasonable notice of termination of employment

Yet another Canadian appellate decision has confirmed that employers who do not provide for the early termination of fixed-term employment agreements do so at their peril. In Alsip v Top Rollshutters Inc. dba Talius,
Continue Reading Great expectations: BC Court of Appeal confirms employee entitlement to balance of fixed-term agreement