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A Brief on the Recent Employment Law Updates in Canada Employers in Canada who wish to extend their employees’ notice period must document the extension in writing to avoid any litigation. The document should clearly indicate the employee's consent for such an extension. In a recent case, an employer laid off an employee in Canada citing economic reasons. The employee served his two month notice period but continued to serve an additional month with the same employer before final dismissal. The employee subsequently went to court contesting that a second Canadian employment contract or service contract agreement had been entered into and the employer was now required to comply with another dismissal procedure at the end of the extra month’s service. Due to the lack of proper documentation, the employer failed to prove in Court that the extension of notice was not entry into a new employment contract as per Canadian Employment Laws. The Court ruled that the employee should have been terminated under the rules and procedures prescribed in French law. Canada Employment Law: Prior Court rulings on notice period extension: Both the employer and the employee may extend the notice period for a limited period of time, but this agreement must not be deemed as the entry into of a new employment contract. In case of a litigation, the employer has the onus to prove whether the parties had agreed or not for the extension of notice period. A good decision to partner with a professional Partnering with a professional can boost your chance in any international business expansion, as it allows you to focus on your core business activities. It is no easy feat to keep abreast of all the changes and updates in the laws and regulations in a foreign country. A good service provider would be focused on providing assistance in all the areas of your business. With the necessary expertise in all areas of your business like global transfer pricing, tax for expats, and regulatory filings. An expert business consultant can help you navigate through the upcoming challenges and changes in regulations. Know more on: Transfer Pricing Method & sas 70 compliance

A Brief on the Recent Employment Law Updates in Canada  

Employers in Canada who wish to extend their employees’ notice period must document the extension in writing to avoid any litigation. The do...

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