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Employers’ financial difficulties irrelevant when calculating notice periods

Compared to employment, business ownership can offer independence and control, but can also create inescapable financial and other obligations. Salaries and other expenses must be paid regardless of how poorly the business does. The inescapable obligation to pay the appropriate notice pay when employees are terminated, was recently the subject of an Ontario Court of Appeal case.

 

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Employee dismissed for cause after breach of privacy policy

In Steel v. Coast Capital Savings Credit Union, the Supreme Court of British Columbia upheld the termination of an employee on a with cause basis after the employee breached the bank’s confidentiality policy

 

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Providing tax-free shares to forgo employment rights

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Interesting employment law developments are happening in the UK. Beginning in April 2013, British employees will be offered a new option in employment contracts, where they may own shares in the company they work for and in exchange, will forgo certain workers’ rights.

 

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