Silence Proves Costly: Employment Agreements and Reasonable Notice

Employers who fail to incorporate a binding termination clause into their written employment agreements may face significant, and unexpected, liability for severance. This lesson was learned the hard way by Qualified Metal Fabricators (“QML”) in a recent unpublished case out of Toronto. QML employed Mr. Roy Singh as an assembler from May 2011 until his dismissal,[…]

Best Hiring Practices for Small Businesses

Last month, Paul Willetts spoke at the Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator about considerations for small business as they engage new people – whether as employees, interns, or contractors – to support their business as it grows. New and growing businesses can take a number of proactive steps when expanding their team to avoid unexpected liability[…]