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HOWARD V. BENSON GROUP HIGHLIGHTS THE RISKS OF FIXED-TERM EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1848″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] Employers should exercise caution in drafting fixed-term employment agreements, particularly with respect to provisions designed to shorten the term of the agreement. Where a termination provision in a fixed-term employment agreement is rendered unenforceable, the employee may be entitled to wages for the balance of the fixed term, without any […]

Timing Is Everything: Comments on Mitigation from the Court Of Appeal

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”2125″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]While the duty to mitigate can be help reduce an employer’s liability when it comes to common damages for reasonable notice, the Ontario Court of Appeal in Farwell v. Citair 2014 ONCA 177 reminds employers that certain steps must be taken before arguing that a dismissed employee has failed to mitigate […]