Bennett Jones’ Talia Bregman says termination clauses are especially ripe for review
By Julius Melnitzer | September 8, 2022
It’s time for Ontario employers to review their employment contracts comprehensively – and the sooner, the better.
“If an employment contract, particularly one based on a standard form, has not been updated in the last six months to reflect recent changes in the law, there is a very good chance that some of its key terms are no longer enforceable in Ontario,” says Talia Bregman, an employment law partner in Bennet Jones LLP’s Toronto office.
Especially ripe for review are termination clauses.
“Historically, employers have focused on termination without cause, but recent case law shows that any provisions that deal with entitlement on termination, whether it relates to dismissal for cause or without cause, resignation or probationary clauses, are at risk,” Bregman says.
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Julius Melnitzer is a Toronto-based legal affairs writer, ghostwriter, writing coach and media trainer. Readers can reach him at [email protected] or https://legalwriter.net/contact.