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Mind the Gap Part 3: Dealing with Employees Who Refuse to Sign a Contract Modification

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Written by Rhonda Shirreff and Ryan Edmonds In Part 1 of our “Mind the Gap” trilogy, we explained how employers can use contractual termination provisions to avoid falling into the common law notice “gap” when employees exit the company.  In Part 2, we discussed consideration and timing for introducing existing employees to written employment contracts. But…

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Mind the Gap Part 2: Transitioning Your Existing Workforce onto Employment Contracts

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Written by Rhonda Shirreff and Ryan Edmonds In Part 1 of Mind the Gap we explained how termination provisions in employment contracts can limit liability vis-à-vis dismissed employees by creating manageable and predictable termination costs for your organization. In this second installment of our terminations trilogy, we will discuss best practices for transitioning an incumbent…

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Mind the Gap: Why Your Company Needs Employment Contracts (Part 1)

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Written by Rhonda Shirreff and Ryan Edmonds Just as commuters are urged to “mind the gap” when stepping from a subway platform onto an outbound train, so too employers are reminded to do the same when contemplating an employee’s departure from the company. The “Gap”: What Falls Between Common Law and Statutory Termination Pay In the…

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