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Key Differences between Ontario and Quebec Employment Law; Termination Pay for Large Payrolls

Key Differences between Ontario and Quebec Employment Law; Termination Pay for Large Payrolls

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Heather Austin-Skaret
Sean Bawden
Kevin MacNeill
County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)
25 minutes
$79.00 plus tax
CCLA 2017 Solicitors Conference
Includes Handouts

Key Differences between Ontario and Quebec Employment Law

Although not constitutionally enshrined, there should be little doubt that Québec is indeed a “distinct society” vis-à-vis other Canadian provinces.

This is certainly true as concerns its legal traditions and norms. Whereas the legal system in most Canadian provinces is based on the English common law, Québec’s draws from the civil law tradition of continental Europe.

Although there are many similarities between Québec employment law norms and those of the other Canadian provinces, a number of which we will see in this presentation, there are also many differences, too many in fact to fully comment upon in the confines of this presentation.

Termination Pay for Large Payrolls (Mo Money Mo Problems)

The purpose of this presentation is to canvass the subject of the obligation to pay statutory severance pay. As will be explained more fully below, pursuant to the provisions of section 64 of the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000, it is patently obvious that, notwithstanding anything Ol’ Dirty Bastard may have said about the subject, 2 the more money that employers come across, the more problems they’ll see.


Heather Austin-Skaret

Heather is a partner with Mann Lawyers LLP. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1995, after receiving her L.L.B. from the University of Ottawa. She also holds a B.A. from the University of Manitoba. In her current practice, she focuses on wills and estate planning and administration as well as residential and commercial real estate. She is an active member of the Ottawa Estate Planning Council, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, County of Carleton Law Association and the Ontario Bar Association. Heather is a long standing member of the East Region Solicitors Conference Planning Committee. When not practicing law she can be found on a volleyball court or at the cottage.

Sean Bawden

Sean Bawden is a partner with the law firm of Kelly Santini LLP. He was called to the bar in 2008 and practices in the areas of employment law and civil litigation. He has also taught Trial Advocacy for Paralegals and Small Claims Court Practice at Algonquin College. He is the author of the employment law blog Labour Pains His twitter handle is @SeanBawden.

Kevin MacNeill

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