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Reasonable notice for the senior short term employee.

Posted by on Apr 20, 2014 in Articles, Articles - Employment | 0 comments

Reasonable notice for the senior short term employee.

  If you are a senior employee who has been fired after only a brief period of employment, there is a good chance you will end up with more severance than you expected – unless of course you are subject to an air-tight termination clause in your contract. Whether, as some have suggested, you may be entitled to 6 months pay is an open question. In his leading text on wrongful dismissal law in Canada, David Harris considers a number of court decisions involving the dismissal of senior level, short term employees and concludes:...

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Contingency Fees – FAQ’s.

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Articles, Articles - General | 0 comments

Contingency Fees – FAQ’s.

What is a Contingency Fee Agreement? A Contingency Fee Agreement (CFA) is a contract between a law firm (or lawyer) and the client in a case where legal fees are payable as a percentage of the amount recovered as damages. Under a CFA, the legal fees are payable only if the case is successful. This means that, if the case is not successful, the client does not pay any legal fees. The CFA must be in writing and signed by both the client and the lawyer. What type of cases use a CFA? Mostly, a CFA is used in personal injury or wrongful death...

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Disability in the workplace.

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Articles, Articles - Employment | 0 comments

Disability in the workplace.

A worker may suffer illness, accident or other condition that prevents continuance of work duties over a period of time. Such scenarios may happen at the workplace or at an extension of the workplace. In recent years, workplace stress itself has been the trigger for serious illness leading to disability claims. An employee who becomes disabled may be eligible for financial compensation if such are included in the benefits package provided by the employer. These payments are usually fulfilled through benefits under an insurance plan. While...

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