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carefully drafting termination clauses in employment contracts

Law firm loses to ex-lawyer over unpaid vacation and holiday pay

This decision in this case affirms that entitlements and obligations need to be clearly outlined out in employment agreements. Courts will almost always resolve ambiguities in favour of employees.

 

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Lessons from the mistakes of others: Reliance on an unenforceable termination clause is costly

A recent judgment of the New Brunswick Court of Appeal has once again affirmed the importance of carefully drafting termination clauses in employment contracts. In this case, the Court upheld a trial judgment that a termination clause which purported to limit the employee’s notice entitlement to 20 days was not enforceable. The Court of Appeal’s […]

 

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