New Glasgow Employment Lawyers

David Ertl Lawyer
David Ertl Lawyer
David Ertl Lawyer

Lost Your Job?  Need a New Glasgow Employment Lawyer?

If you need employment lawyers in New Glasgow, Ertl Lawyers provides employment law services in New Glasgow and throughout Nova Scotia.

With over 20 years of experience in employment law across British Columbia, Ontario, and now Nova Scotia, David Ertl is a trusted expert in resolving a wide range of employment issues.

He has successfully resolved thousands of employment matters involving wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, terminations with cause, terminations without cause, layoffs, harassment, bullying, and discrimination.

David has a strong track record of achieving excellent results, recovering millions in wrongfully withheld compensation for his clients, including salary, commissions, bonuses, promised pay raises, health benefits, insurance benefits, shares, stock options, etc.

New Glasgow Employment Lawyers – We Serve All of Nova Scotia 

We represent clients throughout Nova Scotia, including:

HalifaxHammonds Plains • Dartmouth • Cole Harbour • Lower Sackville • Bedford • Upper Tantallon • Chester • Lunenburg • Bridgewater • Liverpool • Windsor • Wolfville • Kentville • Digby • Waverly • Fall River • Enfield • Elmsdale • Truro • Debert • New Glasgow • Stellarton • Pictou • Antigonish • Amherst • Springhill • Sydney • North Sydney

 Some Things You Should Know About Ertl Lawyers

Free Consultation With New Glasgow Employment Lawyers

Ertl Lawyers is pleased to offer a free and confidential phone consultation. During the free consultation, we will give our initial thoughts on your severance package and discuss important topics like costs and timing.  This free consultation does not include reviewing employment agreements, termination letters, non-solicitation agreements, etc.  If you want us to review those, we charge a flat fee for this service. We take pride in providing what we consider to be the finest consultation service in the field.

Contingency Fees Available

Many of our clients are interested in “contingency fees.” With this arrangement, we charge a percentage of the amount by which we improve your severance package. However, in other cases, clients prefer a fixed/flat fee billing method.

In almost all situations, no upfront retainer is required. Essentially, our payment is based on your successful outcome. Please contact us as soon as possible to discuss your situation and indicate your preferred billing method. We will provide a detailed overview of the benefits associated with each option.

You Will Work With a Leading New Glasgow Employment Lawyer – Not A Junior Lawyer

When you choose Ertl Lawyers, you choose to work directly with David Ertl himself. There are no hand-offs to junior lawyers.

David is a highly accomplished employment lawyer who has skillfully negotiated thousands of severance packages and has a proven track record of successfully representing employees in various industries. From C-suite executives to general labourers, David represents all employees with confidence and expertise.

Having David Ertl on your side in employment law matters is essential. With his reputation as one of the leading New Glasgow employment lawyers, you can trust that you are in the hands of a true expert.


David Ertl Lawyer
David Ertl Lawyer
David Ertl Lawyer

What You Need To Know Right Now About Your Termination

1. Severance Offer “Deadline”

When considering severance offers, it’s crucial to remember a few key points. Firstly, do not let the signing deadline pressure you into making a rushed decision. Deadlines typically do not impact your entitlements, and signing prematurely without seeking legal advice could result in a significant loss of severance pay.

The positive news is that most employers are willing to offer additional time for you to evaluate the severance package. Therefore, if you feel pressured by the deadline, do not hesitate to request an extension. It is well within your rights.

If you have any doubts about any aspect of your severance offer, it is highly advisable to contact a knowledgeable employment lawyer such as David Ertl, who provides free consultations. Taking the time to seek the right advice could have a significant impact on your situation.

2. Your Employment Contract Should Be Reviewed By New Glasgow Employment Lawyers

We understand that dealing with job termination can be a difficult situation. Your employment contract may outline the severance pay you are entitled to, but there are instances where the contract may lack legal enforceability. This could potentially entitle you to greater compensation than stipulated. Seeking guidance from an employment lawyer in New Glasgow is advised to gain a thorough understanding of your rights. Please reach out to us today; we would be happy to help.

3. Calculating Severance Pay

In Nova Scotia, there are no laws that limit your severance entitlements to two weeks per year of employment. Your severance pay is determined by various factors such as legislation, your employment agreement, and common law. Common law severance pay is determined by factors such as age, length of service, the type of job you had, and your employability.

Try using our severance pay calculator to estimate your potential severance pay.  Then, be sure to discuss your results with New Glasgow employment lawyers, like Ertl Lawyers.

4. Limitation Periods

With few exceptions, a terminated employee has two years from termination to claim full severance pay from their employer.  If you have any questions, consult with New Glasgow employment lawyer.

5. The Nova Scotia Labour Standards Division or New Glasgow Employment Lawyers? 

Remember this: The Nova Scotia Labour Standards Division only enforces minimum standards set by the Labour Standards Code. If you want to recover the minimum termination and severance pay under the Labour Standards Code, filing a complaint with the Labour Standards Division is the way to go. But keep in mind that this won’t help you get your maximum entitlements under the common law.

By filing a complaint with the Labour Standards Division, you give up the right to bring a civil claim for common law severance pay, which could result in a loss of money.

When it comes to common law severance pay, it’s crystal clear that getting help from experienced New Glasgow employment lawyers is absolutely the best course of action. They can significantly increase your chances of getting the severance package you deserve.

6. Terminations with “Just Cause”

If you’ve been let go for “just cause” and didn’t receive any severance pay, remember that this is just your employer’s side. Employers must show serious misconduct, like theft, to withhold severance pay for “just cause.” If you’re concerned about your rights, don’t hesitate to ask for assistance.

After speaking with David I felt confident that he would be the right choice for me in getting me a better severance package.  He was confident, calm and he offered reasonable fees.  I couldn’t be more impressed.


Severance Pay Calculator

Our severance pay calculator can give you an idea of how much your severance should be.

Free Employment Guides by New Glasgow Employment Lawyers

Understanding Your Severance Package

6th edition This guide provides information on common severance pay issues, including:

✓ Responding to the employer “deadline”
✓ Key mistakes to avoid
✓ Lump sum vs. salary continuation
✓ “Short service” employees
✓ Employees 45 years and older

Help! I Have Been Fired With Cause

6th edition This guide provides information on “cause” terminations, including:

✓ What is cause?
✓ Why the employer is probably wrong!
✓ Factors that really matter
✓ Can I still get E.I.?
✓ Bad references

Constructive Dismissal

6th edition This guide provides information on constructive dismissal, including:

✓ 20 common “constructive dismissals”
✓ Whether you should resign
✓ What happens to my E.I. benefits?
✓ Layoffs!
✓ The “toxic” work environment

Workplace Discrimination and Harassment

6th edition This guide provides information on discrimination and harassment in the workplace, including:

✓ Types of discrimination
✓ Types of harassment
✓ Bill 168
✓ Remedies
✓ Tribunal vs. court

New Glasgow Employment Lawyers: Videos

How Much Severance Am I Entitled To?

How Age Affects Severance Pay

Severance Pay if You’re Over 45

New Glasgow Employment Lawyers: Blog Posts

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How Much Is Your Severance Pay?

Common law severance pay is different for everyone and depends on such things as your age, length of service, the type of job you had, and the number of available jobs in the marketplace.  Consult with Ertl Lawyers today to understand your rights and to make sure you don’t leave anything on the table.

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