A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal has clarified employers’ notice obligations in the event of business closure, particularly with respect to mass termination notice requirements under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) and “working notice” more broadly.
Notice of termination
On December 13, 2018, Bill C-86, the Budget Implementation Act, No. 2, received Royal Assent. The Bill sets out substantial changes that affect federally regulated workplaces under the Canada Labour Code.
The case of Holm in this article is a good reminder of the importance of drafting clear and unambiguous termination clauses and the consequences of failing to do so.