Servers, Bartenders & Severance Pay

Many people employed in the service industry, such as servers, barbacks and bartenders receive a considerable portion of their pay in the form of gratuities. Often the question asked on a termination claim is whether this income described as “tips” should be included in a severance claim. The answer to this question is a definite […]

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Ontario Court Orders Employer to Pay Termination and Severance Pay to Deceased Employee’s Estate

A recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court, Estate of Cristian Drimba v. Dick Engineering Inc. [Dick Engineering], reminds us that, under certain circumstances, employers may be liable to a deceased employee’s estate for termination and severance pay. Christian Drimba began working for Dick Engineering Inc., an engineering firm, in 1996. In June 2013, Drimba […]

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