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Ralph Nero and Keri Bennett's article on notice of termination is published in Labour Notes

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Labour Notes
November 10, 2011


Ralph Nero practises in all areas of labour, employment and human rights law, with a particular focus on business transactions, workers' compensation and business immigration.

Keri Bennett is engaged in a broad practice assisting employers with matters relating to restructuring, downsizing, human rights, employment agreements and terminations, labour relations and collective agreement interpretation.

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Historically, the character of employment or level of position has been an important factor in determining appropriate severance payments. Unskilled or lower level employees have typically been entitled to less severance than more highly skilled and higher level employees.

Employers must be mindful that when terminating the employment of employees in lower level positions, particularly those with long service, careful consideration should be paid to all relevant factors in order to determine an appropriate notice period.