In Canada, every employment relationship is governed by a contract.
Although some employment contracts are written, setting out the terms and conditions of employment, the majority are verbal, comprised of the terms explicitly discussed with the employee, such as position and compensation, along with other terms implied by law.
The terms implied by law are designed to protect the employee. They include the requirement to provide “reasonable notice” upon termination of employment, which can be a significant cost of doing business.
Contracts help reduce such costs, minimize liability, provide certainty, and are an opportunity to set out the expectations of … Read the rest