Join us on June 17, 2021, for the 22nd annual Ontario Employment Law Conference, hosted by First Reference and Stringer LLP. With all the challenges you’ve faced and the changes to HR compliance over the last year—and more to come—this year’s virtual conference should not be missed. Scan the agenda below to learn why it’s essential to Learn the Latest®.
Bonus entitlement on termination
In Wilste v Saestar Chemicals ( 2020 BCSC 658) Saunders J. determined that an employee fired without cause in July of 2018 was entitled to 16 months notice. About 1/3 of his total comp was pursuant to a bonus plan which had a clause which said that in order to be entitled to a bonus payment, the employee had to be employed as of March 31st, the end of the fiscal year.
When is a “discretionary” bonus to be included in the statutory definition of “wages”?