Bonus Issues on Resignation or Termination of Employment

The General Rule In the absence of a contract which says otherwise, a terminated employee may usually claim their expected salary over the notice period and also any other benefits which would be expected over this time period. These additional claims may include pension credits, car allowances, and also any anticipated bonus payments which would […]

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Vacation Pay

Vacation Pay Most employees in Ontario know that they are, by law, entitled to at least two weeks of vacation every year. However, not many employees realize how important the vacation provisions in the Employment Standards Act (ESA) are, including provisions related to vacation pay, and how much these provisions can impact other aspects of […]

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Ont Court of Appeal Clarifies Position on Bonuses After Termination

In Paquette v. TeraGo Networks Inc., the Ontario Court of Appeal recently offered clarification on the issue of bonuses/bonus payments during a reasonable notice period following termination. The Facts At the time of his dismissal, Trevor Paquette had worked for TeraGo Networks Inc. in Alberta for approximately 14 years.  He was 49 years old, and […]

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