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Articles and resources concerning severance packages as they pertain to those seeking employment law advice. The content of these articles, and this website generally, is not intended as legal advice and cannot be relied upon as legal advice.

How do I know if a severance package is fair?

How do I know if a severance package is fair? Losing your job can be one of the most stressful experiences you will ever face.  One of the biggest sources of stress, obviously, is money. When you’re told you can’t rely on continuing paycheques any more, and are asked to agree to a final payment [...]

By |2023-05-26T16:45:54-07:00September 12th, 2022|Loss of a Job, Severance Package|

The law behind “I quit”

There’s more to leaving a job than saying “I quit” and packing your stuff into a cardboard box. Before resigning from your employment, you should consult a lawyer to determine what your legal rights and obligations are - and what rights or compensation you might be giving up by leaving. Do I have to [...]

The cost of the RCMP’s ‘culture of dysfunction’

The cost of the RCMP’s ‘culture of dysfunction’ - When Pierre Lemaitre graduated in red serge in 1986, he was shipped to B.C., far from his Quebec upbringing. Location didn’t matter: he had his Stetson and his Strathcona boots — he was a Mountie. This was the realization of a lifelong dream. With an aching [...]

How Much Will it Cost to Hire a Labour Lawyer?

How Much Will it Cost to Hire a Labour Lawyer? Legal fees can be shocking, to say the least.  One of the biggest complaints clients of lawyers have is that they didn’t know what to expect when it comes to their lawyer’s fees.  Even though fees are set out in advance of establishing a lawyer-client [...]

By |2023-05-31T15:08:50-07:00December 21st, 2017|Severance Package, Successful Advocacy, The Firm|

Employment Group Benefits

As an employer, you might be asking yourself about the pros and cons of employment group benefits.  Employer-sponsored benefit plans cover everything from drug and dental coverage to life insurance.  Job seekers are drawn to positions that offer group benefits, especially when it comes to extended health coverage that provides more insurance than offered through [...]

How Much is a Severance Package?

What is Severance Pay? Learn About Severance Pay Make no mistake, in British Columbia (BC) employees have few rights when it comes to dismissal from employment and associated severance pay or packages.  Unless you have negotiated terms of dismissal and severance in a unique employment contract or you are a union member, the terms of [...]