“Wrongful resignation”

By Peter Israel
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Question:

Although employees are not required by B.C. law to give the employer notice, is it acceptable to stipulate in a signed employment contract they must give one week’s notice? If we can ask the employee to give one week’s notice, can we also indicate that if it is not provided the difference between the one week and whatever notice is given will be recorded as time off without pay and the final cheque will be adjusted accordingly?

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