8 Issues to Consider When Preparing to Terminate an Employee

Terminating an employee is never easy.  Having an action plan will improve the experience for everyone involved.  Following are some logistical issues to keep in mind when scheduling and conducting a termination meeting.   Participants. There should be two individuals present.  One should communicate the message and the other will act as an observer. Timing.  ...

The Potential High Cost of Promotions

18. June 2019 0
A recent decision by the Saskatchewan Queens Bench, McKercher v. Stantec Architecture Ltd., 2019 SKQB 100, highlights the potential exposure to liability for employers when they promote employees without putting in place new employment agreements.  McKercher was terminated after 11 years service.  His role with Stantec had changed significantly over his years of employment.  When ...

8 Practical Tips for How to Conduct a Termination Meeting

Sometimes employment relationships don’t work out and you may find yourself in the position of having to terminate an employee.  Termination is a difficult issue.  Following are some practical tips on how to approach and conduct the termination meeting.   Concisely and clearly advise the employee of the termination message.  For example, “we have come ...

How Can I Limit my Potential Liability to Employees?

13. June 2019 0
Contracts, contracts, contracts.  It cannot be said enough times.  The only way to limit potential liability to employees on termination is through a comprehensive employment agreement that sets out at the commencement of the employment relationship, what will happen on termination.  Without such an agreement, plan on being exposed to liability for common law notice ...