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Employment Contracts in Nova Scotia – What You Should Know

An employment contract in Nova Scotia (or, ‘employment agreement’) is one of the most important legal documents that a person can sign. It can affect many aspects of your daily life, both during your new job and even after you leave. An employment contract is also one of the most effective ways for an employer to clarify its obligations to its employees.

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A man has been wrongfully dismissed and is leaving work with a box of his things

The Law of Wrongful Dismissal in Nova Scotia

When an employer terminates someone’s employment, it can happen in one of two ways: termination “with cause”, or termination “without cause”. A “wrongful dismissal” in Nova Scotia occurs when an employee is terminated without cause and without adequate notice of termination, or pay in lieu of notice.

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