Buying a business? What is your employment law liability?

more+
less-

Are you buying a business? Do you want to continue the business with the same employees? Success of the business may be due to the efforts of its excellent employees and you as a buyer may want to continue their employment in the hopes of attaining continued success in the business. Alternatively, you may be buying an unsuccessful business with a view to, among other things, reorganizing its workforce to make the business more financially viable or profitable. In either scenario, what obligations, if any, do you have to the employees of the seller under the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”), if you continue their employment but later terminate their employment without cause?

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.


DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Shafik Bhalloo, Kornfeld LLP ; Adjunct Professor, SFU Beedie School of Business | Attorney Advertising

Written by:

more+
less-

Kornfeld LLP ; Adjunct Professor, SFU Beedie School of Business on:

JD Supra Readers' Choice 2016 Awards
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.
×
Loading...
×
×