Your Employer might have to Pay You More than the Termination Clause in your Employment Contract States

Your Employer might have to Pay You More than the Termination Clause in your Employment Contract States

Before accepting any termination pay or severance pay from your employer when you are fired or laid-off or your employment is terminated, read the termination provision of your employment contract carefully. There is a possibility that it does not comply with the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) and it is, therefore, void and unenforceable. In which case, you will likely be able to negotiate a larger termination/severance payment than your contract states, since the more generous “common law” will apply instead of your contract.

The Difference Between Arbitration and Mediation Explained

The end-game of mediation and arbitration is the same, that is, to have the disputing parties resolve their dispute and evidence the terms of that resolution or settlement in writing. The major difference is the way in which that goal is achieved...

Are Electronic Signatures Legally Binding?

A signature is not always required to form a binding contract, but when one is required, whether an e-signature is legally binding depends on the ‘intent’ and the ‘consent’ of the parties. Generally, in both Canada and the U.S., if there is intent and consent, an e-signature is as legally binding as a hand-written signature...

How to Properly Sign a Contract

Although there is no ‘one right way’ to sign a contract, there are right ways and wrong ways. You do not want to sign it a wrong way and find yourself personally liable for paying a huge court judgement against your company, or at best an expensive court battle...

The Haunting - Part II

You do not have to pay $350 an hour for a good business lawyer to ensure your contracts are legally sound and protect your interests. There is an alternative to hiring a lawyer from a typical law firm that will save your company a lot of time, money and aggravation.

Your Contracts May Come Back To Haunt You!

Most small businesses and independent contractors are at a big disadvantage when contracting with larger companies. It could become a huge headache down the road if a dispute arises. That is when contracts truly earn their keep...

Why You Need Contracts, Law & More

Affordable Legal Advice for Small Businesses and Independent Contractors:  You can hire a knowledgeable lawyer to provide commercial contract advice without the typical high cost of a traditional law firm...


NOT LEGAL ADVICE. Information made available on this website in any form is for information purposes only. It is not, and should not be taken as, legal advice. You should not rely on, or take or fail to take any action based on this information. Do not disregard other legal advice or delay seeking legal advice because of something you have read on this website. A Contracts, Law & More lawyer will be pleased to discuss resolutions to your specific legal concerns.