A Policy May Not Bind an Employee’s Severance Rights

A new case coming from Alberta (Schaufert v Calgary Co-operative Association Limited, 2021 ABQB 579) awarded a 24 month notice period (severance pay), in addition to bonuses that would have been granted and vested within the notice period. This award was given despite the employer’s severance policy purporting to restrict its employees’ common law rights for notice. 


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5 Tips to Help Employers Tackle Vaccination in the Workplace

With many employees going back into the physical office, employers will be on the front line of making critical employment decisions to maintain a safe workplace. These decisions may include introducing vaccination policies and the possibility that some employees will choose not to comply. Here is what employers need to know.