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When is a Mariner Entitled to Severance Pay? 7 Key Questions to Answer
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When is a Mariner Entitled to Severance Pay? 7 Key Questions to Answer

“Get Off My Ship, You’re Fired”: When is a Mariner Entitled to Severance Pay? When is a mariner entitled to notice of termination of their employment, or to be paid out for the time instead (called severance pay), is an unfortunately common question. In some cases a mariner is left with no right to severance,…

The Benefit of an Employment Contract
201604.17
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The Benefit of an Employment Contract

A well-written, one-page standard form employment contract can save an employer tens of thousands of dollars on a single employee’s termination, yet they are surprisingly rare.  I would estimate that less than one-third of employers in B.C. have written employment agreements with their employees.  Such agreements are very useful because they can define circumstances where…

201505.27
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Navigating Mariner Severance Pay – Tips for Mariners

“When is a mariner entitled to notice of termination of their employment, or to be paid out for the time instead, often called severance pay?” Unfortunately this is an all too common question. In some cases, a mariner is left with no right to severance, but in many others, the mariner may overlook significant entitlements…

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