Learn the Latest® at the Ontario Virtual Employment Law Conference on June 17, 2021, brought to you by First Reference and Stringer LLP. It's the essential one-day update for human resources managers and consultants, business owners, labour relations, staffing, payroll, and finance and accounting professionals in Ontario!
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on our economy over the past year. Many of us have experienced firsthand the struggles of small businesses and hard-hit industries such as the food services sector and tourism. The strains on businesses are unavoidably accompanied by employee layoffs and terminations. Near the beginning of the pandemic, one question on many employment lawyers’ minds was, what impact will the COVID-19 pandemic have on calculating an employee's severance pay?
Employers looking to amend and update employment contracts with current employees should be mindful of the elements that must be satisfied for the agreement to be found valid and enforceable.